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An artificial cave or cell, often decorated with stalactites and shells. Most were constructed as garden features in the grounds of large 18th century houses.

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Term Note
FOLLY A structure with little or no practical purpose. Often found in 18th century landscaped gardens, they may take many forms, including towers, castles, temples, cairns and hermit's cells.
HERMITAGE A built or natural feature in a secluded location, used as a retreat or resting place.

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