Tunnel Hill Observatory

  • 16 Jan 2012
  • Historical Studies
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High up on Tunnel Hill stands a house on the highest part of the road with 'observatory' windows on the top floor. In the 1880s it had a huge telescope fixed in the windows and many tales were told of the power of the instrument:
'Those who had been privileged to look through this truly magic glass declared that people on Malvern Hills could be plainly seen and identified. With many other tales about the same telescope, it made it in the eyes of the boys of Worcester, one of the wonders of the place'.