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Fonthill Abbey in ruins, 1825. Historical photo. Also known as Beckford's Folly, a large Gothic revival country house built between 1796 and 1813 at Fonthill Gifford in Wiltshire, England, at the direction of William Thomas Beckford and architect James Wyatt. Collapse was caused by improper foundations.
Fonthill Abbey in ruins, 1825. Historical photo. Also known as Beckford's Folly, a large Gothic revival country house built between 1796 and 1813 at Fonthill Gifford in Wiltshire, England, at the direction of William Thomas Beckford and architect James Wyatt. Collapse was caused by improper foundations.