Rushton Triangular Lodge
This amazing structure was designed in 1593 by Sir Thomas Gresham - father of one of the Gunpowder plotters. (Maybe we should call a truce and invite them all back!!)
Everything is designed in threes symbolising the Holy Trinity including each of its three sides measuring 33+1/3 feet long.
Unfortunately there had been a break-in last night through the roof of the shop/ticket office and so it was closed to the public. I was so disappointed as I have long wanted to see this building. Another time. It is quite close to the road but a high wall meant I couldn't even reach to poke a lens over! This was the best I could do by climbing up a nettle-infested bank opposite.
We headed on north hoping to get into an abbey and a castle but could not get to either in time. Tomorrow we continue north for a look at Fountains Abbey and perhaps time to stop at another ruin before meeting up with friends of John.