Thursday 6 May 2021

An Observatory for Harrogate

 An Observatory for Harrogate

Leeds Intelligencer Thursday 22nd January 1829


We are glad to hear of an intended improvement in the neighbourhood of this useful and fashionable watering place. A spirited individual has purchased a plot of land (at a distance of nearly a mile) upon one of the highest situations, an on which he is going to erect a tower, of such height, as to give a view of the East Coast as well as to a great extent in other directions, for the accommodation of visitors.

It is intended to be known by the appellation of the ‘Pannal High Ash Tower’ - being near to a place where a high ash tree grows, in the township of Pannal. The roof we understand will be furnished with one of the best hand telescopes which can be purchased. The tower to be finished by the middle of May.

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