This building of a tower intrigued me on our travels to Scotland a couple of weeks ago, so I took a couple of photos, so that I could check it out when we got home. I found out it is ‘The Fox Tower’ which was built as part of a large estate for John Metcalf Carleton in 1775. Mr Carleton was an industrial entrepreneur who lived at Helbeck Hall, a Georgian Gothic style mansion he had built outside Brough, Cumbria. Little is left of his cotton mill and the function of the Tower remains a puzzle, but it was probably built as folly for enjoying the splendid views across the Eden Valley. I took the photo just as we had passed Brough Castle on the A66, the tower it is on private land, but you can get a good view from the road. I did have to zoom right in, so the photos are not that clear, but I found the tower interesting. because it reminded me of the shape of tin mines in Cornwall and where some are perched on the edge of cliffs, similar to this tower.