Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Broadway Tower

they say its a folly located in Broadway Hill..
south-east of the village of Broadway, Worcestershire, England, at the second highest point of the Cotswolds after Cleeve Hill.
The "Saxon" tower was designed by James Wyatt in 1794. to resemble a mock castle, and built for Lady Coventry in 1799. The tower was built on a "beacon" hill, where beacons were lit on special occasions. Lady Coventry wondered if a beacon on this hill could be seen from her house in Worcester - approximately 22 miles (35 km) away - and sponsored the construction of the folly to find out. The beacon could be seen clearly.
For me its just simply one of the loveliest buildings i have ever seen in my life,and as all i love im naturally attracted to this structure..

1 comment:

  1. It's interesting to see this type of structure on such a beautiful meadow. This truly is a marvelous structure. I would love to take a tour!