Round house

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    This residential round house, in Little Thetford, Near Ely, is a Grade II listed building. According to Simon Knott, this is a "...charming 18th century gothick (sic) folly.". Hmmm. I am not so sure but then, I am no expert. It has, er, been snowing. See the same building without the snow. Behind us is the 14th century St. George's church.

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    Zebre, Bluesrose, Lo Li, becky lou, and 46 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. grytr 103 months ago | reply

      WOW. Just WOW.

      Thank you @Simon K for adding an interesting dimension to this image. Thank you also for drawing my attention to the Crook et al distinction between Gothic and Gothick. Do you know, I learn something new everyday. I must therefore apologise to Simon Knott - which, coincidentally, I believe is you, my friend - for my gross lack of education and subsequent research.

      My own village is full of history. My oh my.

      Edit by Grytr: Cool. Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill. I love Flickr. I am learning all the time.

    2. Simon_K 103 months ago | reply

      lol! @Grytr - the Jim Cornwell on the war memorial is my uncle.

      Please don't apologise - the great thing about flickr is that it is a debate, and we all have our opinions. btw, the link from my name in your reply is to a website by Ben Colburn and Mark Ynys-Mon, not by me! I'm at - and Suffolk too.

    3. grytr 103 months ago | reply

      Mea culpa. ROFL - not my day is it! I will leave my error this time as your reply nicely fixes it. If I make the correction, your reply does not make sense :)

    4. MyRidgebacks - Sharon C Johnson 103 months ago | reply

      It looks like a Hobbit House.

      **my comment from

    5. jacki-dee 103 months ago | reply

      Great picture, good compo. 100+views

    6. StubbyFingers 103 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous picture! I love the color of the sky and the sharpness of the tree on the left-hand side. (Seen in "The World Through My Eyes" "I Spy" game)

    7. Liamfm . 103 months ago | reply other-worldly.

    8. kpangel68 103 months ago | reply

      Fairytale like, love this picture

    9. Ochileer 103 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image of a very unusual building. As you say above there is always something new to learn - and flickr is a rich source!

    10. borealnz 103 months ago | reply

      What a gorgeous little house, perfectly captured in the snow! Love it!

      Thanks for sharing in our Circle theme at
      The World Through My Eyes

    11. susanmedgerton 103 months ago | reply

      Phenomenal! Please add this to Phenomenal Photos

    12. Paul Forsdick [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

      A superb shot of a wonderful little building. It looks great in the snow!

    13. grytr 102 months ago | reply


    14. Leonardo Martins 102 months ago | reply

      Pretty house! Like in a dream...

    15. wade in da water 101 months ago | reply

      This looks edible. Like gingerbread.... .. . now I'm hungry.

    16. sosensible 87 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Round House, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group. We would also like to encourage you to join our group.

    17. MjDrewry 30 months ago | reply

      So nice to see its original glory. I'm not a fan of the spike that sits atop now, and the black lights on each of the windows

    18. poppy.fields1961 3 months ago | reply

      Brilliant shot and amazing subject. Such a lovely photo.

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