Beckford's Tower, Bath - Bath and North East Somerset (UA)

Beckford's Tower was built by William Beckford in 1826-7 as a personal retreat which functioned both as an observatory and as a treasure chest filled with his collections of art, furniture and books. It was connected with his home at 19 & 20 Lansdown Crescent by a mile-long garden known as Beckford's Ride, parts of which survive. Between 1997-2000, the tower and lantern structure underwent a programme of significant structural repairs. There is currently water ingress within the lantern.

Beckford's Tower, Bath - Bath and North East Somerset (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    BECKFORD's TOWER WITH ATTACHED WALL AND RAILINGS
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1394133
    Local Planning Authority:
    Bath and North East Somerset (UA)
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building

Location

    Building Name:
    Beckford's Tower
    Locality:
    Bath
    Unitary Authority:
    Bath and North East Somerset (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Bath
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II, CA, WHS