Perrott's Folly, Waterworks Road, Edgbaston - Birmingham

Built in 1758 by John Perrott as a folly adjacent to his house (long demolished). A six storey structure with circular stair tower attached. Adjoining waterworks tower said to be inspiration for Tolkien's 'The Two Towers'. Repairs addressing structural issues were completed some years ago and the tower is structurally stable but the roof and the ornate plaster ceiling on the top of the tower and the needs repairing from the considerable rainwater penetration.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    THE MONUMENT (OBSERVATORY)
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1076123
    Local Planning Authority:
    Birmingham
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building

Location

    Building Name:
    Perrott's Folly
    Street Name:
    Waterworks Road
    Locality:
    Edgbaston
    County:
    West Midlands
    District / Borough:
    Birmingham
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Birmingham, Edgbaston
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Fair
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Other not for profit group

Contact Details

Cristina Gardiner 0121 625 6850