The Queens Temple, Stowe Landscape Garden, Stowe - Aylesbury Vale

Pavilion of 1740, attributed to James Gibbs, remodelled 1770. Sited c300 metres to east of house in pleasure grounds. Main views from the temple to the south, over fields to the Gothic temple, Palladian Bridge and Temple of Friendship. Overflow detection installed in roof, including a new chute. Masonry repairs completed. Works to interior and roofs to be carried out. Structural monitoring of portico being undertaken. The National Trust is in discussion with the Heritage Lottery Fund regarding a future application for grant.

The Queens Temple, Stowe Landscape Garden, Stowe - Aylesbury Vale
© Historic England Archive

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: The Queens Temple
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1211938
  • Local Planning Authority: Aylesbury Vale
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building


  • Building Name: The Queens Temple
  • Locality: Stowe Landscape Garden
  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • District / Borough: Aylesbury Vale
  • Parish: Stowe
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Buckingham
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, RPG grade I, CA