Lyveden New Bield is an unfinished Elizabethan summer house located in the parish of Aldwincle in North Northamptonshire, England. The National Trust, which currently owns the building, calls it a 'building of exceptional interest’ because of the religious symbolism in its architecture.
Lyveden New Bield was constructed by Sir Thomas Tresham, who was a devout Catholic, which made him a threat to Queen Elizabeth I’s Protestant belief. Tresham was frequently imprisoned for his beliefs and made to pay massive fines, which the grand prior willing paid in order to maintain his Catholic beliefs and practices. Tresham celebrated his beliefs architecturally. His most famous folly is the Triangular Lodge near Rushton which is loaded with religious symbolism. His second is the unfinished Lyveden New Bield, on the estate of Tresham's second home, Lyveden Manor House, also known as Lyveden Old Bield.
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