Wilder's Folly, Berkshire, UK by Matt Emmett

Wilder's Folly, Berkshire, UK

This small lonely tower on Nunhide Hill on the outskirts of Reading has a beautiful back story to it. Built at the request of Reverend Henry Wilder in 1769 as a symbol of his love for Joan Thoyts of nearby Sulhamstead House. The two families homes were not visible to each other so the folly was built in a position where it could be seen from both houses. These days the tower is a ruin that is used as a dovecote.