Continued from previous post. West Wycombe Park (NT) has an assortment of temples and follies; the design for the octagonal Temple of the Winds was based on the Tower of the Winds in Athens, which ranged over the centuries from being a Christian Church to use by Turkish Whirling Dervishes. It was widely copied.
West Wycombe Park house, and view over to West Wycombe Church. Looking down from the tower onto the ‘Ha Ha’ – a deep steep sided trench much loved by early landscape designers as a way of fencing out estate cattle while maintaining an uninterrupted view of the terrain.