An English Heritage Grade II Listed Building

Spire House, at Dacre, Cumbria, England.

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

It is said that the tenant told the Duke of Norfolk, his landlord, that his religious beliefs did not require attendance at church, his house would serve. So the duke erected a churchlike house for him.

Spire House is an English Heritage Grade II Listed building, English Heritage List Entry: 1290677.

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

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm Di


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.1.

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

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  • Jadon
    Jadonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot Tom..Great processing…

  • Cheers Jase …

    – Tom Gomez

  • PSL1
    PSL1over 3 years ago

    A superb photograph Tom, great detail, clarity and processing.

  • Thank you kindly Peter …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Tom. Great composition, and a lovely building. x

  • Thank you so much Agnes …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 3 years ago

    Another great capture Tom. What a wonderful building and history.

  • Thank you kindly Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture and composition Tom

  • Very much appreciated Barry …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Smith
    David Smithover 3 years ago

    Excellent shot Tom good detail and history.

    Regards Dave.

  • Thank you kindly my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 3 years ago

    Fantastic detail captured here Tom. Brilliant.

  • Thank you so much Karen, I am honoured …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 3 years ago

    Outstanding image, Tom!

  • Thank you my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Tom

  • Very much appreciated Charuhas …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 3 years ago

    Excellent shot Tom .

  • Thank you kindly dear Lilian …

    – Tom Gomez

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