Fort Putnam by Tom Gomez

An English Heritage Grade II* Listed Building

Fort Putnam, at Dacre, Cumbria, England.

Fort Putnam is one of three well known folly farmholds (see below), East of the village of Greystoke, built about 1789 by Charles Howard (the 11th Duke of Norfolk) of Greystoke Castle.

Fort Putnam is really a screen round a farmhouse, with battlements, a turret and a large church window, and with details similar to those of the tower at the castle.

Said to have been so named to commemorate the success of the American War of Independence (the 11th Duke was apparently a supporter) and was named after General Israel ‘Puffing’ Putnam.

Fort Putnam is an English Heritage Grade II* Listed building, English Heritage List Entry 1145543.

Refer to the The Farm Follies of Greystoke to see aerial shots of all three Farm Follies.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Related shots can be found at: Cumbria, England or you can look at all my HDR shots.

Featured in : Cumbria…..Outside The Park : 14 Jul 10

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  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love that green. Agnes xx

  • Thank you kindly Agnes, we had a lot of rain that week so the grass was well watered …

    – Tom Gomez

  • MichelleR
    MichelleRover 4 years ago

    This is a great capture. I agree with Agnes… I love the green. It is so vibrant.

  • Thank you so much dear Michelle …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    beautiful Tom and lovely treatment.x

  • Thank you kindly dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    stunning work tom and the hdr suits this

  • Thank you my friends, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago


  • Thank you kindly my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image and a wonderful history, Tom!

  • Thank you Adri, glad you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Sean, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lynn Stratton
    Lynn Strattonover 4 years ago

    Very cool architecture, i love how green the grass is compared to everything else in the photo. :)

  • Thank you kindly Lynn …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 4 years ago

    So its no a fort really its really no a fort its a farm is that what your tellin me? Folly me to the fake fort where there’s a fake farmer with to much money!! No that farmers are well paid. Should’ve spent his money on tractors ‘n’ stuff the silly auld gowk!! Oh crackin shot BTW Tom :o)

  • Hehehe, you always make me smile mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Lovely ship shape shot.
    Great color work and sharpness is spot on

  • Thank you John, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

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