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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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SU 14782 41797


AMESBURY - SU 1 541 11/2 Chinese Temple

10.1.53 GV II* Garden ornament. 1772, by Sir William Chambers, for the Duchess of Queensbury. Chilmark stone with knapped flint outlining zig-zag and chain patterns. Slate roof. Square cella, straddling leet from River Avon on a single wide arch. Timber verandah around all sides with lean-to roof and a Chinese pattern balustrade, gabled central to each face and extended out on two sides to form canopy to steps. Perron stair with handrails. Timber door with brass vents in a moulded stone doorcase. Large oval windows, one each side, with timber grilles and interior shutters. Extensively and well restored 1986-7, and set in new Chinese style garden. Interior has domed ceiling. Group value as part of the landscape designed by Henry Flitcroft, 1726-30, and Charles Bridgeman, 1730- 38, added to by others during the C18.

Listing NGR: SU1478241797


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

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Date: 06 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/11787/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Read. Source Historic England Archive
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