Solomon’s Temple was built in the early 19th century and was deliberately made to look like a ruined tower. Buxton Civic Association describe its fortunes:
“It is recorded in William Adam’s book Gem of the Peak in 1838. He said ‘it forms a conspicuous and interesting object from Buxton’. It was built to ‘afford occupation to the unemployed of Buxton’. Croston’s guide of 1865 stated it was ‘built to resemble at a distance a ruined tower.’ But by the end of the century it ‘had succumbed to wind and became a mere heap of stones.’ (W.MTurner)’
The tower was rebuilt in 1896 and again renovated in the 1970s.
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