Burton Pynsent Monument

This monument stands atop Troy Hill, overlooking the Somerset Levels. It was built in 1767, following a design by Capability Brown, for former Prime Minister William Pitt (the Elder). It cost about two-thirds of the annual income of the estate upon which it stands, and is dedicated to Sir William Pynsent.

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The tower stands at approximately 140 feet (or almost 43 metres), and contains some 172 steps. In 1948 a cow managed to climb her way all the way to the top and had to be rescued. She must’ve had a great view from up there!






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