The Folly

The Folly is a striking and impressive 17th century house close to the centre of Settle.

The Folly was built in 1679 by Richard Preston, a wealthy lawyer. His new house, standing by the old main road into the town, formed the centrepiece of his estate in Settle and was undoubtedly built to make an impact.

Listed Grade 1 in recognition of its outstanding architectural importance.

Recently restored by North Craven Building Preservation Trust as part of a phased rescue and development project

Home to the Museum of North Craven Life

Exhibitions on local history and a new seasonal exhibition each year

 

 

 

 

Address:

Victoria Street

  Settle
Postcode: BD24 9HS
   
Telephone: 01729 822361
Email:  
Website: www.ncbpt.org.uk/folly
Facebook: www.facebook.com/follysettle
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