Kerry Webb

Folly tower in landscape
(Room 10)
View across field towards a distant folly
(Room 10)
Folly tower on a cold day
(Room 10)

184. Dovecote with crows (2021), Acrylic on canvas board, 36 x 25cm, NFS

185. Wilder's Folly, wintry afternoon (2021), Acrylic on canvas board, 51 x 41cm, £400 framed

186. Wilder's Folly, frosty morning (2021), Acrylic on canvas board, 24 x 35cm, £175 framed

Wilder's Folly stands, sentinel like, above farmland on the outskirts of Tilehurst. Situated on top of a hill, just beyond the treeline of Boxgrove Wood, it is visible for miles around. A much loved local landmark, it was built by Henry Wilder in 1769 while he was courting Joan Thoyt so the folly could be seen from their respective homes. It was converted to a dovecote in the late 19th Century. Over the last year, with travel restrictions in place, walks to the folly have become a daily ritual for many - a steadfast presence in a rapidly changing environment.


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