Gothic Temple, Alton Towers,

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Date:1920 - 1930 (c.)

Description:The correct description of the building is the Gothic Prospect Tower, although it has often been known as the Chinese Temple. The Tower stands on Thompson's Rock, it was designed by Robert Abraham and made of cast iron, it was erected in the 1820s. The gardens were created by the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury between about 1810 and 1827.

This postcard view was published by The Alton Towers Café, Alton Towers, Stoke on Trent.

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Source: Mr Jake Whitehouse

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