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Always been fascinated by the Tower near Bradfield; have heard several stories as to its reason/past... wondered if anyone can shine more light on it for me?

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Do you mean the one at Ughill?

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Is that the on eyou can see over to the right as you drive towards the Strines Inn (from A57)?

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Is that the on eyou can see over to the right as you drive towards the Strines Inn (from A57)?

 

That is the one. Yes.

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That is the one. Yes.

 

Then yes, thats the tower im curious about!

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Then yes, thats the tower im curious about!

 

It belongs to the hall nearby.

Wiki has a pretty accurate description of it.

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its called Boots Folly....supposed to have been built by Charles Boot's workmen when they were short of work during the depression, but various urban myths exist about it.

Edited by RoyalRegular

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it was built in the wrong orientation and the headstone bearing its date was laid upside down ,reading 1661 and not 1916 as specified.

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it was built in the wrong orientation and the headstone bearing its date was laid upside down ,reading 1661 and not 1916 as specified.

 

wouldnt 1661 be 1991 inverted?

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wouldnt 1661 be 1991 inverted?

 

No because the date is on two stones ,one being correctly orientated,the 61 being 19 and the 16 forming digits 3and 4.:)

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No because the date is on two stones ,one being correctly orientated,the 61 being 19 and the 16 forming digits 3and 4.:)

 

:banana::banana::banana::banana:

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My dad said a cow went up the stairs and got stuck so they had to remove the stairs.. and the cow haha

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