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was erected in 1751 by F. Dashwood, Esq., for the purposes of directing travellers over the then extensive and dreary heath, which is now enclosed and cultivated. A lantern was placed on the summit and lighted during the night; but since the enclosure, and the formation of good roads across the heath in all directions, the pillar has been rendered useless as a beacon, and is now surmounted by a colossal Statue of George III., in his robes, erected, in 1810, by the Earl of Buckinghamshire, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that monarch's reign. The pillar is a plain quadrangular stone shaft, of pyramidical shape, rising to the height of 92 feet, and ascended by a spiral staircase to the statue, round the base of which is a ballustraded gallery, resting on a massive cornice. The pillar stands in a square enclosure. planted with shady trees
With its diversified style and substantial quantity, the shape of Diaolou building varied from quadrangular, pentagonal, octagonal to even tridecanal. The highest tower stands over 60 m. Although they are remains over a long history, the structure of them adopted scientific principles that are still followed in architectural mechanics and structuring principles, such as decompressing and triangular stability elements, circular adhesion mechanics, etc. They are unique masterpieces of its kind in the world today.