Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine’s Day Vampire Special Post

Masham Druids Temple
About 4 miles west of Masham (North Yorkshire UK) is The Druids Temple, situated near Ilton, high above Pot Beck
A folly created by William Danby (1752-1832) of Swinton Hall in 1820. The structure sits in a private wood and has a large stone table, an altar stone and sheltered cave. The temple is about a 100 feet long and 50 feet wide, with some of the stones standing over 10 feet high.
In 1784 William Danby was made High Sheriff of Yorkshire. He created the temple to generate work for the locals who were paid 1 shilling a day.


Pics pinched off Google

A salary was offered for someone to live at the Temple as a hermit for seven years.
I don’t think if anyone did stay the full seven year term, but someone stayed for five years before going a bit mad.

See you at Holly's Horrorland party.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's really cool. It makes me really want to go visit...thought not for 7 years. Awesome post and happy Vampire Day!

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