Luttrell’s Tower, Southampton | England

© The Landmark Trust

Once owned by Italian inventor Marconi who used the tower for his wireless experiments of 1912, this three-storey Georgian folly offers a stunning vista of the passing maritime activity on the Solent, with Cowes and the Isle of Wight beyond. Marconi lived here with his family between 1911-1916 and they would wave at passing ships – the ill-fated Titanic included! It was originally built for Temple Luttrell, an MP and reputed smuggler…


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