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Elvaston Castle 3/10

Further along the side of the lake from the boathouse at Elvaston I showed you yesterday is this unusual rocky outcrop. I cannot find any mention of it anywhere on the Internet so can only assume it is some sort of folly or decoration put there when the garden was laid out. It is a favourite item for photographs and a good climbing frame for adventurous children.

Elvaston Castle 3/10

Further along the side of the lake from the boathouse at Elvaston I showed you yesterday is this unusual rocky outcrop. I cannot find any mention of it anywhere on the Internet so can only assume it is some sort of folly or decoration put there when the garden was laid out. It is a favourite item for photographs and a good climbing frame for adventurous children.

comments (22)

What a cool thing to come across!
Brian Walbey: Yes I just wish I knew something of its history.
Straight from a Lord of the Rings movie
Brian Walbey: It's very much like that Chantal, but no doubt precedes LOTR by a long time.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Nov 2012, 07:19
I suspect it is a grotto Brian
Brian Walbey: Something like that I guess Chris.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Nov 2012, 07:39
It looks like a old folly, Brian - but weathered to make a great picture
Brian Walbey: Something like that I guess Lisl, it makes a good climbing frame for most children who can't pass by without a quick climb.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Nov 2012, 07:43
It does look like a prop for a mythical movie, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes it does Ginnie, but I suspect it is quite old.
Remains of an artificial grotto I think, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Probably a folly type one Tom.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2012, 09:31
Gosh that's amazing Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes, I just wish I knew more about its history.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Nov 2012, 09:37
I see pagans, playing their night-games, here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Something lie that I guess Ray.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 21 Nov 2012, 09:40
I agree with Chantal Brian, very midle earth.
Brian Walbey: Well the kids love it, an impromptu climbing frame.
It looks very well wandered and used. A spot to take a rest too.
Brian Walbey: Not many children pass by without running though or over it MARY. Sorry hit the Caps Lock accidently!
Reminds me of a Fairy Glen. Very pretty.
Brian Walbey: I guess it must have been a folly of something like that.
Interesting discovery Brian, nicely captured.
Brian Walbey: Yes it's been there for all the years we've been going to Elvaston, nowadays the kids use it to play on.
A bit of fun for the kiddies. Makes a good picture too
Brian Walbey: It certainly is a plaything these days whatever it was originally intended to be.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 Nov 2012, 13:18
Well captured
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2012, 13:32
In Stourhead Gardens is a grotto- but with flowing water and some nymphs ...
Brian Walbey: The view through the centre hole in this is a very nice one across the lake, perhaps that was something to do with its origin.
Just weird
Brian Walbey: Yes I can't find anything at all about this, all I know is that we've being going there for over 20 years and its always been there
You might have found Santa's grotto Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed I might Bill, even a tree to hitch the Reindeer up to smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2012, 15:38
Good angle on this, looks like the entrance of a grotto
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, it is a good shot from most angles and straight on it frames part of the lake.
A fairytale woodland scene! A good find and great shot Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. I really would like to know the history of this but can't come up with anything.
We feel like being in a movie Brian! Great find.
Brian Walbey: Yes quite a few of you liken this to various different movies Richard.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2012, 19:55
My kind of ruin - a ruined one! Some dark spooky mist at twilight and I would be in my element ;o)
Brian Walbey: Yes those conditins and a Gothic model and you would be in your element Mike.
Tolkienesque, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Very much in that style Graeme.

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