A Difficult Local

This is one of the strangest buildings I’ve ever seen, and I thought it was a folly, though odd for it to be so central – between the train station and a big shopping centre in Trowbridge. Apparently it was built by a local man in protest against the council refusing him planning permission. The tower is reinforced with steel and it has been used as an office but I could not pin down much more detail on it. One local said they thought it was deliberately phallic to insult the planners who had offended the owner.




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