Google earth Folly Maps

Thanks to the sterling work of Paul Brooker, we can now offer a magnificent and ever-growing map of Follies in the UK. This is not complete, and Paul intends to continue adding to it, but its the best we have so far - not only has he listed over 1100 follies, but he's added photos to around 900 of them. Many of these photos are taken from the Flickr and Geograph websites, so in this day and age, it is possible to compile this kind of map without actually stepping out into the undergrowth. As these are taken and described by multiple people we cannot check which of them are genuine follies and which are just houses with battlements, memorials etc, so you'll have to use your judgement as to whether you consider them follies or whether you'll use them as a guide for an exploratory day out. Have a look below and I'm sure you'll find at least some you haven't heard of before.

Please help further this project by sending any photos you are happy to add to the map, or any new follies (with name, brief description and map reference), to Paul at .

The map below shows all the buildings found so far . Each red marker indicates a folly with a photograph, the blue ones those without pictures and the yellow ones, show follies which no longer exist. Those with a dot on the symbol are in the database.