SJ1662 : Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Hirwaen, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau
Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau
Built to commemorate the golden jubilee of George III in 1810, the tower was destroyed by a storm in 1862 leaving just the base.

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Y Tŵr JubilÓ 200/Jubilee Tower 200
On 24th October 2010 an event was staged to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau. Park and ride buses transported people from Ruthin and Mold, and many more people parked on every available car park and roadside verge for miles around. Thousands of people registered and then made their way up the mountain to join in the celebrations at the top on a beautiful but cold day. At the top there was a drumming performance by Karamba Samba, a light show projected on to the tower, a laser beam seen for miles around, and a very welcome hot drinks tent. At 7pm, as it got dark, there was a firework display. At 8pm people were still heading for the top in the dark.
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Y Tŵr JubilÓ/Jubilee Tower excavation 2013
The Egyptian styled tower was built in 1810, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of King George III, but then it collapsed during a storm around 1860. It was still surrounded by rubble in the 1960s, but in 1969 work was carried out to tidy it up and to create steps at each corner. More recently it was obvious to visitors that the access to the top was deteriorating. The councils started a Clwydian Range's Heather and Hillforts Project in 2004 and received support in the form of a £2m Heritage Lottery Fund grant. In 2009 a formal report into the state of the tower was commissioned by Flintshire and Denbighshire County Councils, and in 2013 the last of the Lottery grant is being used to excavate one corner of the tower and to repair and consolidate the stonework. This will be the first time one of the corner bastions has been seen for over 100 years.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Place (from Tags)
Moel Famau 
Hill (from Tags)
Moel Famau 
County (from Tags)
Denbighshire  Flintshire 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1609 6265 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.2608N 3:15.3752W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1607 6266
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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