When travelling around the countryside have you ever wondered about that strange looking tower on the hill, or that romantically picturesque temple hiding in the trees? Who built it, when and why? Can it be visited, and if so how can I get to it?
This two volume series is a walker's guide to the follies, prospect towers and architectural curiosities of Lancashire and Yorkshire, each folly being the centrepiece of a pleasant ramble from your car.
DETAILED MAPS AND DIRECTIONS are provided,(not available on the website) together with an informative and sometimes amusing narrative, which discusses not only the follies but local history,topography and places of interest encountered en route. The book is written with families in mind and many of the walks will delight youngsters.
Apart from the follies accessible to the public, a gazetteer lists additional follyies and a bibliography is provided. The book is both a practical guide and a useful reference book for anyone with an interest in rogue architecture.
Jim Jarratt, 10,Myrtle Grove, Scout Road, Mytholmroyd, Halifax, W. Yorks. HX7 5JD Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
copyright Jim Jarratt 2004