Monday, 24 August 2015

Ecton's Folly

'The Folly' in Ecton

This extraordinary house is known locally as 'The Folly' - being built in the 1930s by the rather eccentric Arthur Ratcliffe, who was MP for Leek at the time.  It has elements of a fantasy castle.
Its copper spire has become green with verdigris after being exposed to the air for so long.

You'll find it up an isolated track in Ecton where the few other homes were used by the old mining company for its officials.


  1. You have to love finding folly's like that

  2. It does look eccentric, but I like that. Copper does have that effect over time.

  3. Happy memories. Thank you once again.