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Dover's 'Lost' Miniature Castle: The Court's Folly

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by jorolat, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. jorolat

    jorolat Member

    In the early 1800s two brothers, Stephen and Rogers Court of Snargate Street, Dover, built a folly in the shape of a miniature castle on the Western Heights cliffs.

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    For much of its history the miniature castle has been neglected. The ruins are now hidden behind trees on the cliff-face and access is quite difficult.

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    More information on Court's the Wine Merchants is available at this Dover Museum webpage which states:

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    A video slideshow, titled "Dover's 'Other Castle': The Court's Folly", contains nearly 80 photos of the folly and its immediate surroundings. Its available on both Google and YouTube with YouTube giving the better picture.

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    I'll be adding subtitles soon (the maggots in the underground cistern speak for themselves - just be thankful you can't see them moving) and will replace the slideshow with a 'proper' video in the near future.

    The slideshow is pretty basic (my first attempt), I spent ages adding video effects only to find neither Google or YouTube like .wmv files - or my version of .wmv files, anyway.

    John Latter / Jorolat

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    The Court Brothers' hidden Miniature Castle of Dover Folly

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