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
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    GARENDON PARK, THE TEMPLE OF VENUS
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1116109
    Local Planning Authority:
    Charnwood
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building

Location

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