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'. Urgent repairs to address immediate structural problems have been completed. A business plan for long-term future use and completion of repairs is needed. Historic England funding has been agreed for structural investigations.

Perrott's Folly, Waterworks Road, Edgbaston - Birmingham
© Historic England

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