The Follies Journal

In 2001, the Folly Fellowship launched The Follies Journal: The International Journal for Follies, Grottoes, and Garden Buildings, published annually in November. Whereas our magazine, Follies, (published in February, May and August), focuses mainly on news, events, and short articles, the journal adopts a rather more scholarly approach, and aims to publish more substantive articles that cover all aspects of follies, grottoes, and garden buildings, including:

  • historical research
  • accounts of contemporary building design and construction, and restoration projects
  • issues relating to preservation, conservation, restoration, and alteration
  • well-reasoned opinion (even polemic)
  • inspirational musings

We welcome contributions to The Follies Journal, from both new and established authors. If you have not already seen the journal, and would like to contribute an article, please contact one of the editors, who will send you a copy. We would be pleased to hear from potential authors to discuss your ideas – contact details below. Further guidance for authors are available here

Copies of The Follies Journal can be purchased individually: please with a list of what you want, then I'll send you a Paypal invoice by return that you can pay online.

Individual issues cost £10 including postage in the UK. I will post abroad at cost, but please email me first and I'll send you an invoice that you can pay online with either a Paypal account or with a credit/debit card. Please don't send cheques from abroad - it costs too much to bank them.

If you prefer you can send a cheque (in the UK) , payable to 'The Folly Fellowship', and post to:

Alan Terrill
Folly Fellowship
5 Hope Valley
Minsterley
Shrewsbury
SY5 0JB

Issue 15 -2016

Follies in France III
Scratching the Surface

Journal 15

This issue includes:
Map
Prologue
Articles Per Department
Monumental Lavoirs and Fontaines in France
List or gazetteer of newly found Follies, Grottoes and Garden Buildings in France
Index to this issue

All articles are by Pieter and Rita Boogaart

Additional downloads containing much new information and many colour photographs are available that complement this Journal and the two previous issues on French Follies:

Appendix 2016
Addenda 2016
Index
Errata

 



 

BACK ISSUES INDEX

 

Issue 14 - 2015
Follies of Gloucestershire (Administrative County)

The Follies of Gloucestershire (Administrative County)

A Selection of Lost Follies and those of lesser Interest

All articles by Jonathan Holt

 

Issue 13 - 2014
Follies of Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Journal 13

Bristol Follies

South Gloucestershire Follies

A Selection of Lost Follies

A Selection of Follies also of Interest

All articles by Jonathan Holt

 

 

Issue 12 - Winter 2012
Shell Houses and other Follies


FRANCISCO DEL RIO CUENCA - Jo Farb Hernandez

SHELL WE DANCE? - Blott Kerr Wilson

THE SHELL COTTAGE AT CARLTON - James Howley

EARLY GROTTOES IN ENGLAND -Hazelle Jackson

 

 

 

Number 11 - Winter 2011
Grottoes and other Follies

GROTTO FOLLIES IN THE HEARTLAND -Liza Stone and Jim Zanzi

THE FAIR WHITE NOOK: THE MORGAN FAMILY OF CILWENDEG AND THE RESTORATION OF THE SHELL HOUSE - Suzannah Fleming

THE MAKING OF EATON HALL GROTTO - Blott Kerr-Wilson

JUAN MARIA GARCIA NAVEIRA (16TH MAY 1849 TO 9TH MARCH 1933) BETANZOS (A CORUNA) - Jo Farb Hernandez

 

Number 10 Winter 2010

An Appendix featuring all the previous articles on France with new photos and much more, and extended with the Addenda is available by clicking the link.

MAP

PROLOGUE

ARTICLES PER DEPARTMENT

LIST OF FOLLIES, GROTTOES AND GARDEN BUILDINGS IN FRANCE

EPILOGUE

INDEX

Number 9   2009

Foll-e 9

MAP OF FRANCE

PROLOGUE

PREFACE

A SHORT HSTORY OF FRENCH GARDENS IN RELATION TO FOLLIES

INTRODUCTION

ARTICLES PER DEPARTMENT

ETYMOLOGICAL ARTICLE: THE ENGLISH WORD FOLLY, THE FRENCH WORD FOLIE

EPILOGUE

Number 7  Winter 2007

Journal 7

TAKING GREAT NOTICE: DOROTHY RICHARDSON'S ACCOUNT OF ORNAMENTAL BUILDINGS ON THE BOYNTON ESTATE, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE - Karen Lynch

CERAMIC FOLLIES - Hans van Lemmen

BURTON PYNSENT, SOMERSET: BROWN’S COLUMN AND THE LANDSCAPE OF WILLIAM AND HESTER PITT - Nick Owen

FOLLIES OF DISSENT AND OMISSION: MONUMENTAL REFLECTIONS ON THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE - Patrick Eyres

RICHARD HILL’S ‘RUSTIC PORTAL’: HAWKSTONE HALL, SHROPSHIRE, 1726−27
Dianne Barre

 


Number 8  Winter 2008

Journal 8

THE CAVES AT BANWELL, AVON - Mike Cousins

THE FOLLIES OF BROUGHTON PARK - Simon Scott

'THE WONDERS OF THE NORTH': THE LOST BUILDINGS OF THE AISLABIE FAMILY'S PLEASURE GROUNDS AT STUDLEY ROYAL - Mark Newman

'AS FOR PARADISE WHICH IS BUT ANOTHER NAME FOR KINGSGATE' - Mike Cousins

ALFRED'S HALL, CIRENCESTER PARK  -Mike Cousins


Number 5  Winter 2005


A FOLLY FROM THE BRUSH OF A FOLLY BUILDER
Timothy Mowl & Philip White

VISIT BRITAIN'S LANDMARKS: FOLLIES ON SHELL ADVERTISING POSTERS IN THE 1930S
Karen Lynch

WROXTON ABBEY, OXFORDSHIRE: AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ESTATE
Michael G Cousins

Number 6  Winter 2007

jOURNAL 6

SIR JOHN BETJEMAN 1906–1984: A CENTENARY TRIBUTE
Ann Tout and Susan Kellerman

‘THE FOLLY TO END ALL FOLLIES?’ THE ASHTON MEMORIAL, LANCASTER
Andrew White

OATLANDS GROTTO REVISITED
Michael Symes

‘THE WATCHER ON THE COLUMN’: THE PRINCE’S COLUMN AT STOWE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Michael Bevington

THE COLUMN, GIBSIDE, COUNTY DURHAM
Harry Beamish and Karen Lynch

 

Number 3 Winter 2003

LANDSCAPE JEWELLERY
Philip Knowling

A HERMIT FOR CADLAND? 'the soner the better'
Nigel Temple

SOLITUDE : THE HERMIT PROJECT
Anna Douglas

FOLLY
Ansuman Biswas

STOURHEAD REVISITED
Richard Higgs

A FANTASY LAND, OR THE SOUL OF THE CITY?
THE NEK CHNAD ROCK GARDEN, CHANDIGARAH, INDIA
Garance Rawinsky

BOOK REVIEW
Patrick Eyres


Number 4  Winter 2004

PTOLEMY'S ARCH, TOMBOY HILL, ANTONY,CORNWALL
Ptolemy Dean

ST ANNE'S HILL: THE TUSCULUM OF CHARLES JAMES FOX
Michael Symes

RUINOUS BY NATURE: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE GROOTO AT CROOME
Rob Woodside

THE GREENHOUSE AND BAGNIO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDEN
THE WATER TOWER, CARSHOLTON, SURREY
Jean Irvine Knight

URBAN LANDSCAPE JEWELLERY
Peter Hirschmann

DESIGN AND FALL
Richard Craven

Number 1   Winter 2001

HATCHFORD PARK AND THE TEMPLE OF SLEEP
Andrew Plumridge

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONSALL HALL GARDENS
William Podmore

TWO 'LOST' BUILDINGS
Elizabeth Johnson

BATH HOUSES; AN INTRODUCTION
Susan Kellerman

THE WALTON BATH HOUSE, WARWICKSHIRE
William Hawkes

THE BATH HOUSE, WHARFEDALE LAWN, WETHERBY, WEST YORKSHIRE
Peter H. Thornborrow

NORTH FRITH: BATHING CABINS AND OTHER FOLLIES
Vernon Gibberd

GIPTON SPA, LEEDS
Karen Lynch

BATH HOUSES: GAZETTEER
Susan Kellerman

Number 2  Winter 2002

THE FOLLY OF FOLLIES! OR WHAT'S IN A WORD?
Patrick Eyres

PYRAMIDS AND MAUSOLEAN POMP: THE FOLLY OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY MAUSOLEA
Samantha Matthews

THE TEMPLE, HAREWOOD HOUSE
Karen Lynch and Susan Kellerman

A NEO-CLASSICAL PLUNGE AT STON EASTON PARK, SOMERSET
Oliver Bradbury

HARTWELL: A LOST FORMAL GARDEN, A CLASSICAL IDYLL - AND A MYTH DISPELLED
Eric Throssell

WIDCOMBE MANOR: A TOUR ROUND 'THE GOLDEN HOUSE'
Jonathon Holt

THE GARDEN BUILDINGS AT ENVILLE HALL, STAFFORDSHIRE
Michael Cousins

BATH HOUSE GAZETTEER: UPDATE
Susan Kellerman