Saturday, May 21, 2016

Alfred The Great Tower

Not a folly, but no less intended to impress, is Stourhead's Alfred Tower. We had not seen it before--it is some distance from the house and garden proper--and so we drove out to it, walking in the forest, and eventually spending the night in the carpark.
Thus; 1.4 million bricks; about 150 feet high

Father of his country; well, at least until
William landed...; Stourhead was proud of its
alleged Saxon origins

The details (this is where Alfred beat back the Dane invaders,
thus securing England for the Saxons, for a bit longer...)

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