THE TEMPLE OF FLORA

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1318472
Date first listed:
06-Jan-1966
Statutory Address:
THE TEMPLE OF FLORA

Map

Ordnance survey map of THE TEMPLE OF FLORA
© 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 - 1318472 .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 19-Aug-2019 at 19:30:51.

Location

Statutory Address:
THE TEMPLE OF FLORA

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 77423 34015

Details

STOURTON WITH GASPER STOURHEAD GARDENS ST 73 SE (east side) 6/147 The Temple of Flora 6.1.66 GV I Temple. 1744-46 by Henry Flitcroft for Henry Hoare. Limestone ashlar and stucco, hipped slate roof. Tetrastyle Doric portico, entablature with triglyphs and bucrania, moulded pediment. Central double doors with 6 fielded panels in moulded architrave with broken pediment, Latin inscription from the Aeneid over door, large 12-pane sash either side. Side walls are blind, rendered. Rectangular interior has semi-circular niche on back wall containing a Coade stone copy of the Borghese Vase, made by Daniel Pincot c1772. Circular niches on side walls contain marble female busts. The Temple also contains an important contemporary group of altars and seats or pulvinaria, copies of those in Montfaucon's Supplement to Antiquity Explained, 1725. The Temple was one of Henry Hoare's first features in the gardens, pre-dating the lake, the mason responsible was William Privet of Chilmark. The Borghese Vase was originally in the Venetian Seat, dismantled 1790s by Colt Hoare. (K. Woodbridge, The Stourhead Landscape, 1982)

Listing NGR: ST7742334017

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
321253
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 03 Aug 2006
Reference: IOE01/15917/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr G.M. Cotton. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].