Alton Towers, Farley, Staffordshire

Alton Towers, Farley, Staffordshire
Photograph taken 1951 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: aa52/06994

Alton Towers in Staffordshire was the creation of the 15th and 16th Earls of Shrewsbury. It was built in the first half of the 19th century as a monument to Catholic Romanticism. The house is now in ruins and lies on the site of a theme park.