Solomon's Temple, also known as Grinlow Tower (June 1991)

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pedrocut on July 17, 2011

Soloman's Temple, also known as Grinlow Tower, is a Victorian Folly said to have been built by Solomon Mycock in the 1890’s. Paid for by public subscription to provide work for the locally unemployed with assistance of the seventh Duke of Devonshire. The tower was restored in 1998 by public subscription.

It is built on top of a Bronze Age barrow.

pedrocut on July 17, 2011

Evidence of man's activity at Grin Low dates back over 5,000 years to the Stone Age, when the hill was used for religious rites. In more recent times the quarrying and burning of limestone turned the area into an eyesore with huge white spoil heaps dominating the scene. Fortunately in the late 1970s Derbyshire County Council, together with Buxton and District Civic Society commenced an extensive reclamation project, which transformed the site into an attractive country park.

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