Rushton Triangular Lodge by pistonbroke

Rushton Triangular Lodge

This quirky 3-sided building was designed by Sir Thomas Tresham (father of one of the Gunpowder Plotters) and constructed between 1593 and 1597. Tresham was a Roman Catholic and was imprisoned for a total of fifteen years for refusing to become a Protestant. On his release in 1593, he designed the Lodge as a protestation of his faith. The entire building is a testament to Tresham’s Catholicism: the number three, symbolising the Holy Trinity, is apparent everywhere. There are three floors, trefoil windows and three triangular gables on each side. It also has a spooky cellar!
You've done justice to its quirkiness. Nice angle and lines. I like the b&w.
October 1st, 2014  
The detail is stunning, love the bit of history too.
October 1st, 2014  
Intriguing building, with more to it than the average folly, and interesting commentary too.
October 1st, 2014  
Great shot of this quirky building, I've visited this place & found it quiet difficult to capture well .......
October 1st, 2014  
Great shot. I think the black and white does it justice.
October 1st, 2014  
interesting story and building
October 1st, 2014  
Great shot. What an amazing little building, thanks for the story on it, really interesting.
October 1st, 2014  
Interesting story and such a quirky find !!
October 1st, 2014  
Super shot and story.
October 1st, 2014  
@dizzyd I agree - the day I went along, the sky was a completely flat grey with a few clouds - hence the black and white! An overhead shot from a helicopter is probably the only way to show the 3 sides
October 1st, 2014  
What an amazing building and a fascinating history. It's always amazing the lengths to which some people go to stand up for their faith.
October 1st, 2014  
Super capture:-)Think I saw this on Look East a few years ago:-)
October 1st, 2014  
What an intricate building and imagine being persecuted like that for one's beliefs. No wine in that cellar then?!
October 1st, 2014  
How interesting and a great POV. Don't you love finding things like this?
October 1st, 2014  
Love the story here Pete...you are informing us still on very interesting buildings.......the light works well, perhaps the sun wouldn't have shown up every carving the same. A tremendous symbol if this mans faith.
October 1st, 2014  
What an interesting building, I love all the designs, so well suited to B&W.
October 1st, 2014  
Great looking building. Good shot
October 2nd, 2014  
Fascinating building and you've chosen a great pov to really appreciate the detail in the architecture.
October 4th, 2014  
Ooh I'd forgotten about this place..... half term coming up.....!
October 18th, 2014  
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