Follies, monuments & memorials (10 pages found in this category)

Eleanor cross

Series of 12 crosses, one built at each place where the funeral cortège of Eleanor of Castile, wife of King Edward I, stopped for the night.


Ornamental structure with no practical purpose, built to enhance a designed garden or landscape.

Hoober Stand

Monumental tower in the form of a tapering pyramid topped with a hexagonal lantern, named for the ancient wood in which it was erected.

Keppel’s Column

One of several follies and monuments erected on the Wentworth Park Estate in South Yorkshire.

Lever Park, Rivington

Grade II listed country park between Rivington ‌in Lancashire and Horwich in Greater Manchester.

Rhenish Tower, Lynmouth

Grade II listed folly built on the sea front at Lynmouth, Devon in about 1860.

Rivington Castle

Folly in the form of a replica of Liverpool Castle, in Lever Park, Rivington.

Rockingham Mausoleum

Monument commissioned by the Earl Fitzwilliam as a memorial to the second Marquess of Rockingham in 1783.

Victoria Tower

Tower on Castle Hill overlooking Huddersfield, constructed as a permanent memorial for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

Wainhouse Tower

Landmark folly and Grade II* listed building in King Cross, Halifax, West Yorkshire.