Broadway Folly

John Dalkin

Solihull, United Kingdom

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Broadway Tower is a folly on Broadway Hill, near the large village of Broadway, in the English county of Worcestershire, at the second-highest point of the Cotswolds (after Cleeve Hill).[
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 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.
Camera : Canon EOS 20D

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