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TEMPLE AT NGR ST 2515 3421

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TEMPLE AT NGR ST 2515 3421

List entry Number: 1058952



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

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Goathurst

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-Jul-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 269306

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In the entry for:


7/44 Temple at NGR ST 2515 3421 28.7.50

the description shall be amended as follows:

In the first line delete "Early C18" and insert "1767 by Thomas Prowse for Sir Charles Halswell, in memory of Peregrine Palmer, MP for the University of Oxford, who died in 1762."

At the end of the description insert "Country Life, 9 February 1989."



7/44 Temple at NGR ST 2515 3421

28.7.50 II*

Psuedo-peripteral temple. Early C18. Ashlar, slate roof, pedimental end gables, rusticated side walls; architrave, frieze and cornice all round on Ionic columns, 7 along each side elevation, 5 engaged and 2 free-standing forming supports for portico on frontage which faces towards Halswell House (qv); 4 columns across front of portico. Architrave door opening, moulded ledge-hood on brackets, double-panelled doors missing at time of re- survey, (March I1851. Interior with remains of plaster ceiling and ornamental cornice; aedicule to rear wall. Much damage being caused by tree and shrub growth around stylobate. (Pevsner N., Buildings of England, South and West Somrset, 1958; Country Life, Nov 21, 1908; Collinson, Sonerset I, 1791; VCH somerset II, 1911; Garden History, V, 3, 1977; Jones B., Follies and Grottoes, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST2514534213

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Collinson, J, History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset, (1791)
Jones, B, Follies and Grottoes, (1974)
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1911)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)
'Country Life' in 9 February, (1989)
'Country Life' in 21 November, (1908)
'Garden History' in Number 5, , Vol. 3, (1977)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,

National Grid Reference: ST 25145 34213


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