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Fonthill Abbey

/ˈfɒnthɪl/
noun
1.
a ruined Gothic Revival mansion in Wiltshire: rebuilt (1790–1810) for William Beckford by James Wyatt; the main tower collapsed in 1800 and, after rebuilding, again in 1827
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  • The distinguishing architectural peculiarity of fonthill abbey, was a lofty tower, 280 feet in height.

    Vathek William Beckford
  • The great fonthill abbey sale (Beckfords collection) occurred in 1823.

    Prices of Books Henry B. Wheatley

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