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Atom - Panopticon

Type:Arts, Crafts & Galleries

Laneshawbridge, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 7HX

Tel: 01282 421 986

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Atom - Panopticon
Design by Peter Meacock with Katarina Novomestska and Architecture Central Workshop.

Pendle's Panopticon, 'Atom', rests on the hillside above Wycoller village in Wycoller Country Park. Constructed in ferro-cement with a surface coating of metal-based paint, it is both a striking contemporary viewing point and shelter from which to enjoy Pendle's glorious scenery, and an intriguing and beautiful object which can be viewed from afar. From inside, its circular viewing spaces frame spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

Wycoller is a historic settlement dating back beyond 1000BC. It has close links with the Brontes, and Charlotte is thought to have been a frequent visitor. In 1973 the village was declared a conservation area and the surrounding 350 acres of farmland were designated a Country Park. Wycoller has several unusual architectural features, including seven small bridges that cross Wycoller Beck, and an 18th-century five-aisled barn, now converted into a visitor centre.

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Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
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Atom: Explorer OL12 South Pennines, 1:25 000 scale. Grid ref 937395

Leave the M65 at junction 14, taking the first exit at the roundabout (A6068 to Keighley). After approx 2 miles at another roundabout, take the second exit (still A6068 Keighley). After another 2 miles, at Laneshawbridge, turn right on to a minor road signposted Haworth. After a further 2 miles, turn right into the Haworth Road car park in Wycoller Country Park. 'Atom' is visible on the hillside just below and to the left of the car-park and is easily reached on foot.

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