Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly, Settle Link to The Museum's Facebook page; Facebook logo (opens in new browser window)

New exhibitions from1 July 2014: see War Beckons, 'Journeys Through a Family Archive', The Saving of the Settle Carlisle Railway

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The Folly is a striking and impressive 17th century house close to the centre of Settle in the heart of Yorkshire's Craven Dales

Location map of the Folly; click on the image for an enlarged version (60Kb) in a new browser window
Image of the Folly; click on the image for an enlarged version (174Kb) in a new browser window

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.

More information on the Folly can be found on this website by following the links at the side and bottom of each page

Front of the Folly, Settle showing the 17th century facade (JPG, 60Kb); © Veronica Caperon
Front of the Folly, Settle showing the 17th century facade
© Veronica Caperon

If you have arrived at this page hoping to find The Folly Photography Gallery and Media Centre in Lancaster, please click on the link; we apologise for the inconvenience.

The Museum of North Craven Life occupies the South and Central ranges of the Folly. The ground floor of the north range has been painstakingly restored and is available as a luxury holiday apartment: see North Range for more information

 

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