Pigeon heaven inside the Folly (seems to have been a dovecote for the thirty years I have known it) and what a pile of pigeon dung! Which by all accounts is pretty darn good stuff to fertilise your allotment with!!
Paul Coleman the Project Manager updates us on the lastest news from the Folly Project at Wimpole.
The Folly project is now in full swing with large areas of stonework repaired and conserved to the outside, however this week we have started to investigate the inside of the Folly and plan the 1st aid repairs to the structure.
Like the scene from a horror movie, cobwebs hanging from every surface, creaking doors and floor boards the interior of the Folly is in a very very fragile state. Since its completion in 1772 and later conversion to the Game keepers cottage in 1805, up until the late 1920’s it was in use, this kept the building alive and in someways in good order. The following decades have seen a rapid deterioration, especially in the 1970’s when the roof collapsed causing water to allow the rot and decay to take hold. …
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