OCTAGONAL TEMPLE APPROXIMATELY 250 METRES TO SOUTH WEST OF SHOTOVER PARK

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1047632

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1963

Statutory Address: OCTAGONAL TEMPLE APPROXIMATELY 250 METRES TO SOUTH WEST OF SHOTOVER PARK

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Location

Statutory Address: OCTAGONAL TEMPLE APPROXIMATELY 250 METRES TO SOUTH WEST OF SHOTOVER PARK

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Forest Hill with Shotover

National Grid Reference: SP 58227 06531

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

FOREST HILL WITH SHOTOVER SHOTOVER SP50NE 5/91 Octagonal Temple approx. 250m. 18/07/63 to SW of Shotover Park

GV II*

Garden temple. c.1835. By William Kent for General James Tyrrell. Limestone ashlar. Octagonal plan. 4 sides break forward and contain archways with projecting keyblocks and imposts set in chamfered rustication; remaining sides have round-headed niches in smooth ashlar. Above a heavy cornice is the stepped stone base to a former lead-clad dome, parts of the wooden structure of which survive. The temple stands on a high mound and forms a focal point in the important early C18 formal layout of the garden. (C. Hussey, Country Life, Vol.LIX, pp.240-6; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.276; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.765).

Listing NGR: SP5822706531

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 246611

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974)
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1957), 276
'Country Life' in Country Life, ()
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire

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