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02 October 2014

1791 – Tower of Lloyd, Kells, Co. Meath

Architect: Henry Aaron Baker An 18th-century lighthouse folly in the form of a giant Doric column, surmounted by glazed lantern, erected to the memory of Thomas Taylor, 1st Earl of Bective, by his...

26 November 2010

1740 – Obelisk, Castletown, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Architect: Richard Cassels Designed by Richard Cassels, the obelish is 140 feet high and is composed of several arches, adorned by stone pineapples and eagles, topped by a massive obelisk pillar. Sometimes known...

09 June 2009

1903 – Beacon Tower, Tulla Hill, Cortachy, Scotland

Architect: T. Martin Cappon “The laying of the memorial stone took place on Saturday of the massive tower which has been in course of erection on Tulloch Hill, Cortachy for some months, to...

09 June 2009

1870s – Castell Coch, Cardiff

Architect: William Burges Castell Coch, or in Welsh, the Red Castle is an elaborately decorated Victorian folly designed by Burges for John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute and built in the 1870s. However,...