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Triangular Lodge

The Triangular Lodge is a folly, designed and constructed between 1593 and 1597 by Sir Thomas Tresham near Rushton, Northamptonshire, England. It is now in the care of English Heritage. The stone used for the construction was alternating bands of dark and light limestone.
Tresham was a Roman Catholic and was imprisoned for a total of fifteen years in the late 16th century for refusing to become a Protestant. On his release in 1593, he designed the Lodge as a protestation of his faith. His belief in the Holy Trinity is represented everywhere in the Lodge by the number three: it has three walls 33 feet long, each with three triangular windows and surmounted by three gargoyles. The building has three floors, upon a basement, and a triangular chimney. A Latin text 33 letters long runs around the building on each facade. These quotations are:-
1.Aperiatur terra & germinet salvatorem.
2.Quis seperabit nos a charitate Christi.
3.Consideravi opera tua domine at expavi.
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╰☆☆June☆☆╮ said:

******Thank you for your visits, much appreciated.******
8 months ago

Nouchetdu38 said:

Unusual and very interesting architecture!!!!!!
Also thanks for the explanation*****
All the best*****
8 months ago

Malik Raoulda said:

Admirable et superbement rendue. Merci pour toutes ces informations.
Bon mardi salutaire.
8 months ago ( translate )

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

Wow, that's quite a story June. 15 years is a long time!
A very beautiful folly.

All the best, Rosa.
8 months ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

What a beautiful building.
Thank you for the note.
8 months ago

Keith Burton said:

A beautiful building..........which looks lovely in the sunshine. I like the detail you've captured and the colours in the stonework.

A fascinating narrative too June. Thanks for sharing!
8 months ago

Ulrich John said:

Wow ! A great architectural shot, June !
8 months ago

José Manuel Polo said:

Extraordinaria fotografía con valor histórico y cultural indudable, en un edificio de arquitectura transgresora. Tu comentario nos sirve para aprender un poquito más de historia. El latín se entiende bastante bien desde el español, no obstante ayudado de un traductor, reproduzco:
1. Que la tierra se abra y el Salvador brote.
2. ¿Quién nos separará del amor de Cristo?
3. Consideré tus obras, señor, pero estaba aterrorizado.
Muy bien, June.
8 months ago ( translate )

William Sutherland said:

Marvelous capture! Stay well!

Admired in: www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
8 months ago ( translate )

Armando Taborda said:

Fascinating, the building and its history!
8 months ago

J. Gafarot said:

Fine picture dear June !
8 months ago ( translate )

Peter_Private_Box said:

Hi June
A wonderful and interesting picture, which I like very much!
Very nice building!!
Great colours too
Best Wishes, a nice week ahead, and stay safe!!
Peter
8 months ago

Eric Desjours said:

An aesthetically pleasing building that deserved this very nice capture, June. Its history is also inspiring.
Thank you for sharing and happy weekend to you!
7 months ago