Location: Farringdon, Hampshire
A community driven, Heritage Lottery funded project featured on the BBC's Restoration programme. Built at the end of the 19th century by the rector, Reverend Massey, the Folly was a gift to the community to whom it is being returned as a sustainable asset. Its form, appearance and external ornament are unique, having used specially made bricks and terracotta tiles.
The local community own the building but it requires extensive repair and adaptation including an energy strategy to bring about greater vitality and sustainability. The project will require £3-4 million to achieve the vision, which will see it serve a wide surrounding area, linked with nearby attractions Jane Austen's house at Chawton and Gilbert White's at Selbourne.