Cragg Wood Folly
|Cragg Wood Folly
This folly is situated by a ginnel or path through the woods near what is
known as the "Spite and Malice".
Allegedly two wealthy families were residing at
either end of the path, the Ripleys at Acacia to the west end and the Briggs at
Cliffe Cottage to the east.
Apparently the families built increasingly higher
walls between the properties to prevent one being spied on by the other until
there were large towers on both sides! These were referred to as "The spite and Malice" Perhaps the antagonism stemmed from religious or political differences
but both towers are gone now, some remains of them can still be found.
would have been in the mid 19th century.
The lady standing in the folly is thought to be Mrs L Werring
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