Keith Burton

Keith Burton

Posted on 04/26/2015


Photo taken on April 20, 2015


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ruin
folly
West Sussex
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Keith Burton
Racton
Racton Tower
Racton Monument
Racton Ruins


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Racton Monument

Racton Monument
According to Wikipedia, Racton Monument (known locally as Racton Ruin) is a folly situated on a hill in Racton, West Sussex, England. It was commissioned by the 2nd Earl of Halifax, possibly as a summerhouse for the nearby Stansted Estate, though an alternative theory suggests it could have been constructed so the Earl could watch his merchant ships dock at the nearby port village of Emsworth.

It looks quite lovely from a distance, but is now in a dangerous condition. Last time I went there it was obviously being used by drinkers/drug takers and it smelled badly of urine and worse..!! Such a shame.

Linuxica Jenesis, Eunice Perkins, Anne-Marie(Minus), Tim Hanko and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


12 comments - The latest ones
Fratton Parker
Fratton Parker
Nice one, Keith.

Is it still fenced off Keith?

It was a venue for illegal raves in the '80's,was invited to a couple of them but said "NO!"
2 years ago.
Keith Burton has replied to Fratton Parker
I believe you :)
2 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
It's a wonderfully romantic ruin - but even ruins need to be cared for. I like the soft pastel colours of this, the brickwork harmonises nicely with the trees twigs
2 years ago.
MaggsMep
MaggsMep
Lovely light and tones in this Keith. Is this where the phrase 'going to rack and ruin' comes from I wonder ...
2 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
It is an attractive sight! How horrible that it is being so abused.
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Wonderful capture.
Have a good Monday evening
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Your beautiful capture was admired in Historical & Architectural Gems.
www.ipernity.com/group/332973
2 years ago.
Polyrus
Polyrus
It may be a folly, but from what you say, it would be folly to to go inside nowadays. Nevertheless, nicely presented with the colour toning.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Humphrey Hippo
Humphrey Hippo
That is a shame! I always wanted a folly.
I was expecting you to say it was an old windmill of sorts.
2 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Thanks everyone...........much appreciated.

Apparently there has been planning permission for this to be converted to a residence for some years.........but nothing has been done yet!
2 years ago.
Gillian Thomas
Gillian Thomas
Oh... you spoiled the illusion of romance this lovely shot gives.
2 years ago.
Keith Burton has replied to Gillian Thomas
Sorry.........................
2 years ago.