This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
NORTH YORKSHIRE HARROGATE 5338
SE 45 NW FLAXBY ALLERTON PARK
3/22 Temple of Victory, with railed enclosure (Previously listed 15.3.66 as The Temple at Allerton Park) GV II*
Summer house or view point, with railed enclosure. 1790 for Colonel Thornton. Ashlar, lead roof missing, wrought-iron balustrade and railings.
Octagonal, the main floor raised on a plinth containing basement rooms.
Basement storey: 3 sides have projecting round-arched doorways containing 4-panel doors with fanlights which support balconies. The door on the north-east side opens into a privy. The doors on north-west and south-east open into basement rooms. Ground floor: main entrance on south-west side, reached by 2 curved flights of steps with plain iron balustrades. The stairs are flanked by 6-pane central-pivot windows which light the basement rooms. Doorway has sash window with glazing bars originally with hinged wooden panels below, enabling the opening to be altered into a doorway; shouldered architrave, consoles supporting triangular pediment, all in projecting round-headed arch. Similar projecting arch on the north-east side, but the window/door opens onto a balcony. Windows on north-west and south-east sides have similar architraves and also open onto balconies. The remaining 4 walls have round-arched recesses and rectangular plaques.
Projecting ashlar bands at balcony level, window sill and lintel level; eaves cornice, plain parapet. Domed roof and 2 short corniced stacks behind parapet on north-east side. Interior: principal room has small fireplace.
Basement divided into 2 rooms, with cooking range, fireplace and cupboards.
Railings: wrought-iron on ashlar plinth. Pointed bars and arrow-heads to dog-bars. Gates on south-west and south-east sides. This building stands close to the Al road and has been extensively vandalised. Much of the original work is being destroyed.
Listing NGR: SE4086258410
© Mr David Dodwell. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Dodwell, David
Rights Holder: Dodwell, David
Ashlar, Lead, Wrought Iron, Georgian Summerhouse, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden Building, Enclosure, Monument <By Form>, Railings, Barrier, Gate, Unassigned