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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.


List entry Number: 1132035



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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ilton-cum-Pott

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Aug-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 325023

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5/33 Druids' Temple


- II

Folly. c1800. For William Danby of Swinton Castle. Sandstone. Reproduction of a Druids' temple. Basically in the shape of two circles with monoliths and trilithens. The first large circle, in the form a vesica piscia,contains 4 monoliths and a central monolith phallic symbol of ancient reverence. Behind 3 stones forming a screen is an antechamber, then a circular chamber which contains a Sacraficial Stone and beyond this a tomb. On the hill above is a tall column of stones symbolising a deity and the 12 signs of the zodiac. J Cornforth "Swinton, Yorkshire III", Country Life, April 21 1966 pp 943-948.

Listing NGR: SE1746578713

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 21 April, (1966), 943-948

National Grid Reference: SE 17465 78713


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