Beckford’s Tower

Bath Cricket Club v Frenchay Cricket Club (Under 13 girls) – May 2014

Situated at the top of Lansdown Hill, Bath Cricket Club’s second ground enjoys extremes of weather. When the wind blows it’s very cold but on a sunny day it’s glorious. The Brownsword Ground takes it’s name from local philanthropist Andrew Brownsword, who made his fortune in the greeting cards business. The presence of another wealthy local also has an unmissable influence on the scene. Rising proudly above the trees at the south east end of the ground is Beckford’s Tower. A Grade I listed, archtecural folly built for writer and patron of the Arts William Beckford in 1827.


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