Whitton, Northumberland

At Whitton, just south of Rothbury, is Sharpe's Folly, a 30 ft high tower observatory built by Archdeacon Thomas Sharpe, Prebendary of Durham, in 1720 [Barton, pp.138-139, with photo].


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