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Beckford's Tower

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Identification

Beckford's Tower
Lansdown Tower
268908

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Structure in General

monument
existing [completed]

Usages

museum

Facts

  • Today, the tower is home to a museum dedicated to Beckford's life.
  • Beckford's Tower presides over a cemetery in which William Beckford is buried.
  • The tower was originally built as a retreat and repository for William Beckford's art and rare book collections.
  • The tower is Grade I Listed.
  • The tower is neo-classical in style and is topped with an octagonal lantern which is decorated with gilded columns.
  • In 2001 restoration work on the tower was rewarded with a Civic Trust Award commendation and in 2002 the restoration work garnered the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust's 'Building of the Year' Award for Restoration.

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Location

Lansdown Road
BA1
Bath
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

120.00 ft
120.00 ft
4
1825
1827
1972

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