Goring Folly was begun in February 1999 and completed in April 2000. It is situated in a private garden and was built entirely by myself. The main impetus for its construction was as a Millennium project. The idea was to create a unique building of some architectural interest utilising locally reclaimed materials as much as possible in its construction.
Briefly the Folly comprises of a tower with spiral steps leading down to a natural well (Dug by me), linked by a 'ruined arch' to a two roomed building with lofts above. The holes in the tower automatically light up at night with a red glow.ﾠﾠ
The overriding objective was to create an unusual and unique building and not to compromise the structure by making it easier or less expensive to build. It was constructed over the course of one year but materials were collected together in the preceding year or more. Most materials were free from skips or demolition sites and others were bought from reclaim or as architectural antiques.