Beckford's Tower, Bath
Beckford’s Tower near Bath
Henry Edmund Goodridge, architect
Built for Thomas Beckford of Vathek fame, the tower is154 feet (47 m) high in three stages.
The first stage is square with small windows and terminates in a Doric entablature and cornice.
The second stage has plain square piers forming three openings with recessed arches.
The tower is crowned by a gilded lantern (or belvedere), based on the Choragic monument of Lysicrates and the Tower of the Winds at Athens. The octagonal belvedere has a cast iron roof supported by eight columns.
At the base of the tower was a furnace and pump which sent warm air up through the structure.
Below the tower is an Italianate building with drawing rooms, laibrary and "sanctuary"… as well as a kitchen and other services.
Original drawing in Watercolour and Ink on Saunders Waterford Watercolour Paper
100% Cotton, 300gsm.
559 x 768mm (22” x 30”)
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