This interesting faux castle in Worcestershire, completed in 1799, is an architectural folly designed by James Wyatt for the 6th Earl of Coventry.

Broadway Tower
Broadway Tower, a folly built in 1798 for Lord Coventry. Broadway, Worcestershire, England. Holly Hayes
Location map of Broadway Tower, Broadway, England. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Broadway Tower, Broadway, England. Click to enlarge.

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Go Historic ID
517131
Listed Building ID
1214238 view listed building data
Article Title
Broadway Tower
Dates
1798-99
Coordinates
52.0242230° N, 1.8357350° W map · aerial
Grid Reference
SP 11367 36213
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Listed Building Description

Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

SP 13 NW BROADWAY CP BUCKLE STREET (off) Broadway Tower 5/8 30.7.59 II Folly. 1798 by James Wyatt for Lord Coventry. Limestone ashlar. Has three round corner turrets linked by two-bay canted sides. Four storeys, with battered lower storey. Embattled parapets: the turrets rise above the side walls. The turrets have narrow round-headed lights with stone surrounds. The first and second floor windows have round heads. On the third floor are round openings. Second floor windows have balconies with intersecting arches. Doorway, on south side, has round head. Between 1822 and 1862 the tower was used by Sir Thomas Phillips to house his private printing press. It was subsequently leased by Camel Price, an Oxford tutor. Among the people who stayed at the Tower were Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris.

Listing NGR: SP1136736213

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Place ID
517131
Title
Broadway Tower, Broadway, England
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022