Friday, July 03, 2015

SOME SUSSEX "FOLLIES": Nore Hill & Michelgrove

v. Nore Hill Folly - South Gateway and Lodge of Slindon Park, Slindon
OS Grid Reference: SU9539707265
Date: 1814
Built by: Anne, Lady Newburgh
Construction: Flint.

Built as a gothic ruin, "eye catcher" and picnic venue.

vi. Castelated Tower, Michelgrove near Patching
OS Grid Reference: TQ0813308352
Date: C 1540
Built by: Sir William Shelley
Construction: Red brick faced with Roman Cement.

Unlike Nore Hill Folly this true ruin is what remains of  the clock tower of Michelgrove, seat of the Shelley baronets, which was destroyed by fire in 1945 when it was being used as a boys' school.

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