It's all about the No.3
his place is proof that in England you’ll find architectural treasures in the most unlikely places.
The beautiful yet curious Triangular Lodge is tucked away beside a country lane near Rushton, and as the name suggests, has three walls.
It was built by Sir Thomas Tresham between 1593 and 1597 as a symbol of his Catholic belief, having spent 15 years in prison for refusing to become a Protestant. With that in mind, you’ll realise the significance of the three – rather than four – walls.
Each of them is made from layers of dark and light limestone – giving them a stripy effect – and if you were to whip out a measuring device you’d find that they’re all 33 feet long. Not only that, but it has three windows (all different), three floors – and three gargoyles keeping watch.
Got it yet? It’s all referencing the holy trinity. When you’ve had a look round here, why not head to nearby Kirby Hall – it’s one of England’s most gorgeous Elizabethan houses (with a 17th-century twist).