Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1132035

Date first listed: 09-Aug-1966

Statutory Address: DRUIDS' TEMPLE


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Statutory Address: DRUIDS' TEMPLE

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate (District Authority)

Parish: Ilton-cum-Pott

National Grid Reference: SE 17465 78713


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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


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Legacy System number: 325023

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

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