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Another photograph taken during a lovely meeting of TE friends in Derbyshire last week. Unfortunately the weather was less than kind to us and although we stayed relatively dry during our walk up to this monument, the light was poor to say the least.

Solomon's Temple, also known as Grinlow Tower, is a Victorian folly close to the spa town of Buxton in the Derbyshire Peak District. It bears no connection whatsoever to King Solomon of Biblical fame, but it is said to have been built by Solomon Mycock in the 1890s and paid for by public subscription (with assistance of the seventh Duke of Devonshire) to provide work for the locally unemployed.

Sitting on top of a ridge at a height of 1440 feet above sea level and overlooking the town of Buxton, the tower from its top affords good views over the town and the surrounding countryside of the Peak District.

But it's difficult to see how this tower deserves the description "temple" as it is only some 20 feet tall. Its interior comprises only a simple stone spiral staircase but you can see a picture of the lower storey in the workshop.

You can see a larger version of this photograph on "beta" TE here.

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