This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SU 67 NW PURLEY READING ROAD (south side)
2/52 Temple Approximately 22 Metres To West Of Purley Hall (formerly listed as 14.4.67 Temple at Purley Hall)
Temple. Dated 1746, restored 1913. Flint with brick plinth and slate roof.
Open triangular pedimented gable end. Entrance consists of Serlian motif with square piers, blocked rustication, wooden cornice, and central rusticated arch with mask on keystone. Interior: arched niche to rear flanked by 2 blank circular panels, and blank circular panels on end walls. Seat around 3 sides with lattice back. Tablet reads: Erected according to tradition to commemorate the battle of Culloden. 1746. Restored 1913 HCW. V.C.H. (Berks), pp.417-418; B.O.E, Berkshire, p.195; Country Life, CXLVii, pp.310-313 and pp.366-369.
Listing NGR: SU6438875869
© Mr Richard Swynford-Lain. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Swynford-Lain, Richard
Rights Holder: Swynford-Lain, Richard
Brick, Flint, Slate, Georgian Temple, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship
Please update your browser
Our website works best with the latest version of the browsers below, unfortunately your browser is not supported. Using an old browser means that some parts of our website might not work correctly.