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Ordnance survey map of THE TEMPLE OF APOLLO
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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Stourton with Gasper
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ST 77385 33831


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


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


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: 28 Aug 2006
Reference: IOE01/15917/32
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr G.M. Cotton. Source Historic England Archive
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