Rushton Triangular Lodge - down in the cellar by pistonbroke

Rushton Triangular Lodge - down in the cellar

This spooky cellar is part of Rushton Triangular Lodge, a rare 3-sided building in Northamptonshire, designed and built by Sir Thomas Tresham, father of one of the Gunpowder Plotters, between 1593 and 1597. It is an English Heritage site. The cellar is unlit, and it takes a few minutes for the eyes to adjust to the gloom. To describe this building as a folly would be incorrect. Tresham was a staunch catholic, and was imprisoned for his beliefs. He built the lodge after his release and it features many symbols of his faith, both on the inside and the outside. As you can see, even the windows are 3-sided, the number 3 representing the holy trinity

Great capture.
October 2nd, 2014  
I like the two light sources. Intriguing
October 2nd, 2014  
I don't think I could have gone in there.....spiders...
October 2nd, 2014  
Spooky !!-- love the lights and the reflection on the beamed ceiling !
October 2nd, 2014  
@newbank Yes, and I was pleased with the sharpness of this considering I didn't have a tripod and I was shooting in the dark!
October 2nd, 2014  
Super shot,looks spooky:-)
October 2nd, 2014  
Love the lighting, and super dark darks.
October 2nd, 2014  
It doe look spooky!
October 2nd, 2014  
You've captured the 'inner' triangles well...... I found this little building a bit spooky inside !
October 2nd, 2014  
Great shot and interesting write up!
October 3rd, 2014  
Wonderful capture. Great info.
October 4th, 2014  
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