The Temple of Venus, Garendon Park, Ashby Road, Loughborough - Charnwood

Temple designed by Ambrose Phillipps, 1730s. Located in open parkland, one kilometre south/south west of the site of Garendon Hall. Aligned on the Triumphal Arch to the west along an avenue of alternating deciduous and coniferous trees. Temple not used, but in fair condition although not regularly maintained. The outline application for a Sustainable Urban Extension was approved in 2015, subject to a Section 106 Agreement requiring repair and restoration of the park and its buildings. The scheme has not yet been implemented.

The Temple of Venus, Garendon Park, Ashby Road, Loughborough - Charnwood
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1116109
  • Local Planning Authority: Charnwood
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building


  • Building Name: The Temple of Venus
  • Street Name: Ashby Road
  • Locality: Loughborough
  • County: Leicestershire
  • District / Borough: Charnwood
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Loughborough
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II

Contact Details

Erika Diaz Petersen 07920 478545

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England