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The feature below was first shown on my website on 2 May 2003

John Ball

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Allt-yr-Esgair — Paragon Tower

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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

Paragon Tower
Above: Our first view of Paragon Tower as Siân approaches the building from the south.
"Tower" seems a rather misleading description!

Paragon Tower
Above: The outer walls encircle a central chimney stack.

Paragon Tower
Above: This general view from the south-west shows a curved wall projecting to the south.

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Above: Adrian investigates the north side of the building    Above: A fireplace viewed through the southwest entrance doorway

Explore inside the building on Page 3

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