Thursday, 21 March 2013


Needle's Eye, Wentworth, South Yorkshire

Apollo Pavilion, Peterlee, County Durham

White Nancy, Bollington, Cheshire

Broadway Tower, Broadway, Worcestershire

Peterson's Folly, Sway, Hampshire

The Dunmore Pineapple, Airth, Scotland

folly (ˈfɒlɪ) 
—  , pl –lies
1.the state or quality of being foolish; stupidity; rashness
2.a foolish action, mistake, idea, etc
3. a building in the form of a castle, temple, etc, built to satisfy a fancy or conceit, often of an eccentric kind
4.(plural) theatre an elaborately costumed revue
5. archaic
a. evil; wickedness
b. lewdness; wantonness

[from Old French folie madness, from fou mad; see fool]

Definition from Collins English Dictionary- Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

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