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Sir Edwin's folly comes with a view, but not space; HISTORY.

What must be the smallest building to be designed by architectural great Sir Edwin Lutyens is up for sale for around pounds 10,000.

The 94-year-old triangular stone-built structure - the walls are each just 13ft long - sits on top of Whitchurch Down, on the edge of Dartmoor and has panoramic views.

The tiny Grade Two-listed folly justifies its name - The Pimple - which gets its name from the stone at the apex of its tiled roof.

The building, built on top of a 40ft mound which houses a now disused reservoir, has benches around its base and has over the decades has become a focal point for visitors.

It is a far cry from some of Lutyens' other creations, which include the Parliament House in Delhi, the Cenotaph in London and Castle Drogo on the edge of Dartmoor.

The Pimple is being offered for sale by informal tender, and offers of over pounds 10,000 are being asked for.

Neil Woolcock, of Tavistock-based Ward and Chowen estate agents, handling the sale, said there was complete public access to the building, which sits on a circular base.

It was built as an entrance to the 40ft by 40ft reservoir - which comes with the building.
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