THE DORIC TEMPLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1051432

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1952

Statutory Address: THE DORIC TEMPLE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE DORIC TEMPLE

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

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland (District Authority)

Parish: Blickling

National Grid Reference: TG 18236 28530

Summary

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History

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Details

TG 12 NE BLICKLING

4/8 The Doric Temple 19-1-52 GV II*

Garden temple. Early/mid C18, probably by Matthew Brettingham senior, with later alterations by Humphry or John Adey Repton. Gault brick with stone and stucco dressings, shallow-pitched sheet copper roof. One storey, rectangular plan. Steps up to portico on west; Doric distyle in antis. Frieze with triglyphs and decorated metopes below pediment. Semicircular arched openings to north and south with stone handrail and balustrade. Coved portico ceiling on cornice, central flat panel with fret decoration to border. Central doorway, 2-leaf door with six raised and fielded panels, moulded architrave, pediment on pulvinated frieze. Two blind niches with semicircular heads flank doorway. Frieze carried around north and south walls as a plain band. East wall has three tall sashes with glazing bars, divided by brick Doric pilasters. Frieze of triglyphs and metopes, the metopes decorated with alternating ringed bulls and scrolled initials with crown. Interior: west doorway has pedimented surround matching that on the exterior. Moulded chair rail. In the north wall, a fireplace with eared and scrolled surround. Elaborate cornice to ceiling. Ref: "Blickling Hall" The National Trust 1985.

Listing NGR: TG1823628530

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 228667

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Blickling Hall, (1985)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 29 Norfolk,

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