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Abbey
Location type: Abbey
Location address: United Kingdom, Wiltshire
Number of texts: 1
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Fonthill Abbey — also known as Beckford’s Folly — was a large Gothic revival country house built around the turn of the 18th century at Fonthill Gifford in Wiltshire, England, at the direction of William Thomas Beckford and architect James Wyatt. It was constructed near the site of the Palladian house, later known as Fonthill Splendens, which was constructed by his father, William Beckford, to replace the Elizabethan house that Beckford père had purchased in 1744 and which had been destroyed by fire in 1755. The abbey has now been almost completely demolished.

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