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Roger's Tower or Folly is at Castle an Dinas above Ludgvan 763 feet above sea level. It commands a view over Mounts Bay, the North coast and,it is said, 24 church towers. It was built in the late 1700s by one of the Rogers family who owned and farmed Treassowe. It resembles a small castle. On vacating Treassowe, the Rogers took over the Penrose Estate at Helston and for some time called themselves the Rogers of Treassowe and Penrose. Baring Gould comments that there were at least two concentric rings of fortification and numerous hut circles here, but these have been much pulled about when an absurd imitation ruinous tower was erected on the summit. In 2014 it is a site of a quarry managed by Cornwall Council.

Roger's Folly At Castle An Dinas, Ludgvan

Record Number: PEZPH : 1990.1086
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Full name: Black And White Photograph
Brief description: Roger's Tower or Folly is at Castle an Dinas above Ludgvan 763 feet above sea level. It commands a view over Mounts Bay, the North coast and,it is said, 24 church towers. It was built in the late 1700s by one of the Rogers family who owned and farmed Treassowe. It resembles a small castle. On vacating Treassowe, the Rogers took over the Penrose Estate at Helston and for some time called themselves the Rogers of Treassowe and Penrose. Baring Gould comments that there were at least two concentric rings of fortification and numerous hut circles here, but these have been much pulled about when an absurd imitation ruinous tower was erected on the summit. In 2014 it is a site of a quarry managed by Cornwall Council.
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Person: Frith
Date: 1908
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