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Rushton Triangular Lodge

Triangular building designed by Sir Thomas Tresham

No other building exists like this one in the whole of the world. 

This strange triangular folly was designed by Sir Thomas Tresham, father of one of the Gunpowder Plotters.  

It was constructed between 1593 and 1597 and is a testament to Tresham’s fervent roman Catholicism. It symbolises in its triune form the holy trinity. 

Not only is the Lodge three sided, but each side is divided into three. Covered with carvings representing catholic symbols it might well be seen in conjunction with Rushton Hall where Tresham lived, the Market Hall he built at Rothwell, Deene where his library still exists and Lyveden New Bield, a house he never finished, on account of being incarcerated for his faith in the Tower of London.

Contact & Opening Times

NN14 1RP|
[email protected]|
01536 710761

English Heritage Rushton Triangular Lodge

Desborough Road, Rushton, NN141RP

Telephone 01536 710761

Email [email protected]

Please refer to our website for opening times this year. Thank you.

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Visitor Information & Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Gift shop
  • Group tours

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