TEMPLE OF THESEUS ABOUT 1/2 MILE NORTH OF HAGLEY HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1348599
Date first listed:
23-Apr-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
17-Jul-1986
Statutory Address:
TEMPLE OF THESEUS ABOUT 1/2 MILE NORTH OF HAGLEY HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
TEMPLE OF THESEUS ABOUT 1/2 MILE NORTH OF HAGLEY HALL

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

County:
Worcestershire
District:
Bromsgrove (District Authority)
Parish:
Hagley
National Grid Reference:
SO 92132 81351

Details

SO 28 SW HAGLEY CP WYCHBURY HILL

2/134 Temple of Theseus about ½ mile north of 23.4.52 Hagley Hall (Formerly listed with item 2/133 above)

I

Temple folly. 1758 by James "Athenian" Stuart for George First Lord Lyttleton; restored and partly rebuilt late C20. Sandstone ashlar and brick with shallow- pitched roof of coated steel. Rectangular plan in form of miniature replica of a Greek Doric hexastyle prostyle temple having arris fluted columns with entasis and no bases, a triglyph frieze and mutule cornice; three-stepped stylobate; rectangular opening in each side elevation. The building is recorded as being a miniature replica of the C6 BC Theseion in Athens. It was designed by Stuart shortly after he visited Athens from 1751-5 to measure the buildings. It is the earliest C18 building to have been directly copied from an Ancient Greek original and is the first building outside Greece and her colonies in which the Greek Doric order is correctly used. The columns and much of the stonework were rebuilt late C20. [CL articles (mainly Vol 122, p 546 & 608); BoE, p 178).

Listing NGR: SO9213181352

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
156399
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, (1968), 178
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 122, (), 546+608
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 20 Hereford and Worcester,

Legal

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

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