Friday, June 5, 2020 |


A folly in the shape of a pyramid built from recycled concrete stands 10m tall in the grounds here at Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire.

 

The tradition of building follies was popular in the 18th Century, but our pyramid (built in 2014) has been described as “a true 21st Century folly”. It has a built-in shelter for walkers, an owl roost and a bat chamber and won a Hudson’s Heritage Best Innovation Award.

 

The folly was designed by Antony Jarvis, who passed Doddington Hall to his daughter Claire and her husband James Birch in 2006.

 

The pyramid was designed so it can be seen from the rear of the house, drawing the eye along the symmetry of the gardens. Set within the parkland at the end of a 1,000 metre avenue running west from the house.

 

Have you discovered the Doddington pyramid yet? It’s free to access on our Estate walks, just follow the ‘Avenue Walk’: ESTATE WALKS

 


 

FROM THE ARCHIVE

Click here to delve deeper into the history of the Doddington Pyramid with Caroline Bingham from Lincolnshire Life Magazine.