Westerton : Observatory / Folly

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    "Taken from south of Toronto on Newton Cap Bank. The Observatory/Folly at Westerton, The Tower is a circular structure, in a Gothick revival style of the 18th century. It was built as an Observatory By Thomas Wright (1711-1786) of nearby Byers Green. He was a Mathematician, astronomer (famous for his explanation of the Milky Way), architect, and garden designer. The Observatory appears in a document of 1744, but does not appear to have been completed until after Wright's death in 1786. A plaque dated 1950 was erected to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his publication "The Original Theory of the Universe" of 1750." Photo by Hugh Mortimer, 2007, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/319231
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years, 1 month ago
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