The 130ft high tower was built in 1827 and offered Beckford a view of his old home
at Fonthill Abbey. Beckford was thought to be the richest commoner in England. Beckford
& Goodridge (builder) are buried in the cemetery. Beckford is on a mound ,Saxon
style, not underground. The railings beside the gateway were originally around Beckford's
tomb when it was in Bath. He was moved to the cemetery beside the tower when it was
consecrated after his death.
The tower and adjoining building where lavishly decorated. Only a small part of the
décor survives. This is at the top of the tower.