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


Ordnance survey map of THE TEMPLE OF APOLLO
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1131100 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 23-Jan-2019 at 23:50:56.


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


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry 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


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

Legacy System number: 321251

Legacy System: LBS


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

End of official listing