Rotunda overlooking Severn Gorge


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The Rotunda is a spectacular spot reached by a woodland path and is the site of an edifice built in the early 1790s which had cast iron pillars and a domed roof. It also had a revolving seat with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. However, it had a short life, being demolished in 1804, possibly due to instability of the nearby limestone quarry face. Use the zoom function to see the Iron Bridge nestled in the Gorge in the centre of the image.

This panorama was commissioned by the Severn Gorge Countryside Trust.

Photography date: November 2008
Tags: severn gorge, history, countryside, exterior

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