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LUND’S TOWER, EARL CRAG, SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. | by ZACERIN
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LUND’S TOWER, EARL CRAG, SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND.

LUND’S TOWER (KNOWN LOCALLY AS SUTTON PINNACLE) SITS ON TOP OF EARL CRAG AT 1175 FEET WHICH OVER LOOKS THE AIREDALE VALLEY AND THE BEAUTIFUL MARKET TOWN OF SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN IN YORKSHIRE.

IT SEEMS THAT AWEALTHY YORKSHIREMAN HAD A FETISH ABOUT BUILDING MONUMENTS HIGH ON SURROUNDING HILLS.

THE CASTELLATED TOWER HAS A NARROW SPIRAL STAIR CASE ALLOWING ACCESS TO THE TOP OF THE TOWER, WHICH IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ACCESS ANYTIME OF THE DAY.

THE HISTORY OF WHY IT WAS BUILT IS VAGUE BUT ONE THEORY IS THAT IT WAS ERECTED BY JAMES LUND OF MALSIS HALL AS AN EYE CATCHER AND PROBABLY FOR HIS DAUGHTER ETHEL, AN ALTERNATIVE THEORY IS THAT IT WAS BUILT IN 1897 TO MARK QUEEN VICTORIA'S DIAMOND JUBILEE.

 

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Taken on April 20, 2013