23 January 2019

Broadway Tower, Worcestershire

The "Saxon" tower was the brainchild of Capability Brown and designed by James Wyatt in 1794 in the form of a castle, and built for Lady Coventry in 1798–99. The tower was built on a beacon hill, where beacons were lit on special occasions. Lady Coventry wondered whether a beacon on this hill could be seen from her house in Worcester — about 22 miles (35 km) away — and sponsored the construction of the folly to find out. Indeed, the beacon could be seen clearly.
Photo credit Newton2, via Wikimedia.

1 comment:

  1. i wonder if a light there could still be seen today, considering all the lighting at night that we have?



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