To your left is Fallow Deer park land and a building that looks like a small summer house. It’s called Conduit House and is actually a well house built in 1793. All of the water required for the household was carted in barrels from Conduit House to Stowe. One of the strongest features of Stowe is the disguising of buildings required for a purpose; to house staff, wells and other utilitarian features as beautiful temples.
The Obelisk nearby is dedicated to General Wolfe who was a family friend and pivotal in the victory over the French in the Seven Year War. It used to stand near one of the lakes, but was moved in 1754 to this position so it could be seen as riders rode through Stowe Woods towards Silverstone for hunting.
Image of General Wolfe’s Obelisk Copyright David Humphries. Not for reproduction.