What are the ruins?


Church ruins in Gunnersbury ParkI’ve mentioned before that I run most mornings before I start work and the nearest park to our new home is Gunnersbury Park, and it’s a great 185 acre site with lots of paths.

One of my routes takes me past a little lake with a ruin of a small ecclesiastical styled building. It looks great when the sun is up and this is what it looked like the other morning when I had a bit of a later start.

The question I have is what was it? I can’t find anything on this building and it seems a bit of a folly/weird structure. Has anyone got any ideas?

Simon x


  1. FLO November 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon,
    I looked up Gunnersbury Park in Wikipedia,. The Rothschilds bought and extended Gunnersbury in 1889. An old clay-pit called Cole’s Hole was landscaped and became ‘Potomac Lake’ and the
    tile-kiln next to it was turned into a boat-house disguised as a GOTHIC FOLLY!!!! It must look lovely in the morning sun when you run past. Interesting indeed.
    Enjoy your running x

  2. s biagi November 30, 2012 at 10:23 am -  Reply

    Thank you so much for all your information, I did google it but didn’t come up with too much that really explained things. You guys are clearly much more professional at searching things out than i am. Yes it is beautiful in the mornings but usually ( at this time of year when I get out) it’s in the pritch black!
    Still it’ll soon be the shortest day and summer will be coming!!!!
    Simon x

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