The feature below was first shown on my website on 2 May 2003
Images of Wales
Allt-yr-Esgair — Paragon Tower
Page 2 Display a ground plan of Paragon Tower. Exploring Paragon Tower
After absorbing the views from the summit of Allt-yr-Esgair we followed a steep narrow path down through the woodland on its western slopes and soon came upon the building identified on our map as "Paragon Tower". I had been told that this might bear some resemblance to the roundhouse near Abercraf, which I featured on Images of Wales in October 2002. We later discovered that Paragon Tower is an early 19th century hunting lodge.
The exterior of Paragon Tower
Above: Our first view of Paragon Tower as Siân approaches the building from the south. "Tower" seems a rather misleading description!
Above: The outer walls encircle a central chimney stack.
Above: This general view from the south-west shows a curved wall projecting to the south.
Above: Adrian investigates the north side of the building
Above: A fireplace viewed through the southwest entrance doorway