TITLE

A Building Conundrum Birmingham's Perrott's Folly

AUTHOR(S)
James, Trevor
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Historian (02651076);Winter2011, Issue 112, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the tower known as Perrott's Folly in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. Historians are unsure why its builder, John Perrott, chose to construct the six storey brick tower. The author suggests that it had a functional as opposed to decorative purpose. Details related to the history of the building, including its possible influence on the novels of author J. R. R. Tolkien, are presented. Efforts to preserve the building are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
69860789

 

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