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Cook's Castle

Cooks Castle
Cooks Castle (from Brannon print)

On the side of St. Martin Down, above Wroxall, facing Appuldurcombe House stood Cook's Castle. Built mid 18th C by Sir Richard Worlsey as a folly, with fake towers etc. reputedly to enhance the view from Appuldurcombe House.
View from Cooks Castle
View from Cooks Castle site (2020)

Today the only evidence is a stone memorial which reads 'SITE OF COOK'S CASTLE' by the side of footpath V30 above Wroxall.
Cooks Castle memorial
Cooks Castle memorial

See also: Wroxall  -  Follys  -  Appuldurcombe

(By Admin: last updated - 7 Aug 2020)

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