Architecture – An English Folly




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In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but either suggesting by its appearance some other purpose, or merely so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments or other class of building to which it belongs. In the original use of the word, these buildings had no other use, but from the 19th to 20th centuries the term was also applied to highly decorative buildings which had secondary practical functions such as housing, sheltering or business use.[dubious — discuss]

18th century English gardens and French landscape gardening often featured Roman temples, which symbolized classical virtues or ideals. Other 18th century garden follies represented Chinese temples, Egyptian pyramids, ruined abbeys, or Tatar tents, to represent different continents or historical eras. Sometimes they represented rustic villages, mills and cottages, to symbolize rural virtues.[1] Many follies, particularly during famine, such as the Irish potato famine, were built as a form of poor relief, to provide employment for peasants and unemployed artisans.

Video produced by Robert Nichol
Music by John Mayfield

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5 Comments

  1. TheLhana
    May 28, 2013
    Reply

    I visited this place as a child with my family and had a spooky experience. Personaly I think it was a place built for no good plotting but dont ask me why.

  2. TheLhana
    May 28, 2013
    Reply

    I am referring to rushton triangular lodge

  3. Colin Pendlebury
    December 9, 2013
    Reply

    what's the title of the song?

  4. ESL and Popular Culture
    May 11, 2014
    Reply

    PLEASE see my UK Places to visit Playlist here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42389B6659B65580
    for mor great historic England,Wales and Scotland

  5. Cicero Marcus Tullius
    March 11, 2017
    Reply

    great video thanks mate.

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