Solomon's Temple, Grin Low, Buxton, Derbyshire

Solomon's Temple, Grin Low, Buxton, Derbyshire
Photograph taken 1894 - 1930 © Historic England Archive ref: op06032

Solomon's Temple is also known as Grinlow Tower. The temple was built in 1896 on the site of a neolithic burial mound. It replaced an earlier building, which had probably been erected to give protection from bad weather. The construction of the Victorian folly is said to have been requisitioned by Solomon Mycock to give work to some of the unemployed in Buxton. The tower was a favourite place in Victorian times for visitors who having taken the waters at the natural baths, walked the short distance from the town centre up the hillside. It is now the focal point in Grin Low country park, where people can climb the spiral staircase to the viewing platform and enjoy a splendid view of Buxton and the surrounding area.

Location

Derbyshire Buxton

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

folly tower tourism burial