Little Temple, Temple Newsam Park - Leeds

Garden eye-catcher and viewpoint in the form of a small prostyle temple. Built in the 1760s, most probably designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. Sandstone and rendered brick, stone-slate roof with clay ridge tiles. A hybrid design mixing gothic and classical detailing.

Little Temple, Temple Newsam Park - Leeds
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Little Temple
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1255949
  • Local Planning Authority: Leeds
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building


  • Building Name: Little Temple
  • County: West Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Leeds
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Leeds East
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II