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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: 1146276



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


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Tollard Royal

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Jul-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 320421

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8/195 The Temple


Temple. 1880. Limestone ashlar. Octagonal with domed stone roof. Two-step stylobate, half-glazed double doors, on opposing sides, have bead and reel moulded architraves, pediments; over north doorway is panel with lettering: AUGUSTUS PITT RIVERS/EREXIT/MDCCCLXXX, over south doorway a rococo panel. Windows with moulded architraves either side of doors, missing glazing bars to north side at time of survey (April 1985), panels with carved drapery and Roman objects such as a jug over each window. Entablature with drum frieze with key pattern and cornice to stone dome. Interior has decorated mosaic and marble floor, ashlar walls with shallow semi-circular niche in windowless east side, two doors and four windows have moulded architraves, white marble fireplace surround has eared egg and dart moulded architrave, frieze with swags and dentilled mantlepiece, good cast-iron grate. Domed stone ceiling with carved sun-ray motif. One of a group of buildings designed by General Pitt-Rivers for the Larmer Grounds, pleasure grounds which included an open-air theatre and picnic shelters, laid out for the recreation and education of the public in Cranborne Chase. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Unpublished notes of Mr. M. Pitt-Rivers).

Listing NGR: ST9422816907

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 46 Wiltshire,

National Grid Reference: ST 94228 16907


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