Photo: Broadway Tower is a folly located on Broadway Hill, near the village of Broadway, in the English county of Worcestershire,[1] at the second highest point of the Cotswolds after Cleeve Hill.[2] Broadway Tower's base is 1,024 feet (312 metres) above sea level. The tower itself stands 65 feet (20 metres) high.

The "Saxon" tower was the brainchild of Capability Brown and designed by James Wyatt in 1794[3] 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 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.

Over the years, the tower was home to the printing press of Sir Thomas Phillipps, and served as a country retreat for artists including William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones who rented it together in the 1880s. William Morris was so inspired by Broadway Tower and other ancient buildings that he founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1877.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Tower,_Worcestershire

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Broadway Tower is a folly located on Broadway Hill, near the village of Broadway, in the English county of Worcestershire,[1] at the second highest point of the Cotswolds after Cleeve Hill.[2] Broadway Tower's base is 1,024 feet (312 metres) above sea level. The tower itself stands 65 feet (20 metres) high.

The "Saxon" tower was the brainchild of Capability Brown and designed by James Wyatt in 1794[3] 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 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.

Over the years, the tower was home to the printing press of Sir Thomas Phillipps, and served as a country retreat for artists including William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones who rented it together in the 1880s. William Morris was so inspired by Broadway Tower and other ancient buildings that he founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1877.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_Tower,_Worcestershire

#dieselphotographics #nikon #nikonphotography #nikonphotographers #nikonshooters #d600 #travel #travelphotography #photography #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotos #england #englandphotography #uk #europe #europeanphotography #castle #castlephotography  

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