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Original Video : CCDiscoveryChannel 2012
Original Music : CCDiscoveryChannel 2012
Built around 1747, replacing a navigational obelisk, the Folly was part of an 18th century craze amongst the gentry to improve the landscape with ‘romantic’ ruins. Not everyone was convinced: in 1810 the landscape painter Joseph Farington RA described it as an ‘instance of bad taste … the form of it bad; and the situation of it worse.’ Later the Illustrated London News of 1894 described it as a ‘monsterous affair’. Today the Folly is regarded by experts as a particularly fine example of a picturesque ruin. It is made froma hotchpotch of fragments salvaged from the Stonehouse (Plymouth) churches of St Laurence and St George.
Taken from ‘Five Walks Around Mount Edgcombe & The Rame Peninsula’ by Bill Scolding.
Location: Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cornwall U.K. Europe. See also Walking Meditation - Cremyl to Kingsand (Coast Path) with Original Music.