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Britain's biggest folly that was painstakingly built over a 40 year period by an eccentric Victorian vicar will at last be given a purpose in life after plans were approved to convert it into housing.<br />
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Massey's Folly in the Hampshire village of Farringdon is an impressive 17 room red-brick building with two industrial-like towers that was literally a labour of love for Reverend Thomas Hackett Massey.<br />
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It has fallen into a state of disrepair and has been sold to developers who have permission to turn it into five homes.