Solomon's Temple

near Buxton, Derbyshire

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 is said to have been built by Solomon Mycock in the 1890s, paid for by public subscription to provide work for the locally unemployed.

This is a two-storey tower, sitting on top of a ridge at a height of 1440 feet above sea level. From the open top of the tower there are good views down over the town, and also over the surrounding countryside and parts of the Peak District.

It is difficult to see how this tower deserves the description 'temple' - it is only some 20 feet tall.