Listed Building Grade I
Brizlee Hill, NORTHUMBERLAND
- Elaborate ornamental tower in the Gothick style built as a viewing platform for the 1st Duke of Northumberland to observe Alnwick Castle Park. The tower has six stages, the lowest of which has a verandah and the highest a balcony, above which the whole is capped by a cast iron fire basket. The tower bears the inscription: "Circumspice! Ego omnia ista sum dimensus; Mei sunt ordines, Mea descriptio Multae Etiam istarum arborum Mea manu sunt satae", which translates as: "Look around! I have measured out all these things; they are my orders, it is my planting; many of these trees have even been planted by my hand". This has led to speculation that the Duke himself designed the tower.
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Keys To The Past
- Northumberland SMR
- Pevsner, N., Richmond, I., Grundy, J., McCombie, G., Ryder, P. and Welfare, H. (2001) The Buildings of England: Northumberland. London, Penguin Books, p.139
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