THE TEMPLE OF APOLLO

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1131100

Date first listed: 06-Jan-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Sep-1987

Statutory Address: THE TEMPLE OF APOLLO

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE TEMPLE OF APOLLO

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

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Stourton with Gasper

National Grid Reference: ST 77385 33831

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

STOURTON WITH GASPER STOURHEAD GARDENS ST 73 SE (east side) 6/145 The Temple of Apollo (formerly listed as The Sun Temple) 6.1.66 GV I Temple. 1765 by Henry Flitcroft for Henry Hoare, design taken from a temple in Wood's Ruins of Baalbec, published 1757. Limestone ashlar. Circular, plinth with 8 steps on side overlooking lake, twelve Corinthian columns carry a scalloped entablature, each bay contains a semi-circular niche and oculus, formerly with lead statues which were moved to Stourhead House (q.v.) in 1903-04. Double doors with 6 fielded panels, moulded tympanum with keystones, on north side, flanking niches contain replica statues dating from 1907-08. Drum with lunettes and cornice to dome, 1950s replacement of a shallower original. Interior has painted brick walls, small stone fireplace, originally contained a large cast of Apollo, lit from above. Flitcroft was probably influenced by William Chambers' Temple of the Sun at Kew, 1761, a close copy of the Baalbec temple. (K. Woodbridge, The Stourhead Landscape, 1982)

Listing NGR: ST7738433831

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 321251

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Woodbridge, K , The Stourhead Landscape, (1982)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 46 Wiltshire,

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