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Temple in Garden of Purbeck House, Swanage

Description: Temple in Garden of Purbeck House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 March 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 108216

OS Grid Reference: SZ0299078641
OS Grid Coordinates: 402990, 78641
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6075, -1.9591

Location: Manor Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2LN

Locality: Swanage
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 2LN

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Listing Text

(south side)
Temple in garden of Purbeck
SZ 0278 NE 5/90 House

Built after 1878 by George Burt. Square on plan with a tiled roof of concave profile
surmounted by terra-cotta dragons, supported on stone Tuscan columns from the toll-
houses removed from John Rennie's Waterloo Bridge (C1817 - re-erected c1878). Raised
on a stone terrace with balustrated parapet and approached by stone steps. Floor paved
with encaustic tiles removed from the House of Commons c1880. Three mutilated stone
statues in front of the Temple, from the second Royal Exchange. Two may be of
Edward I and Henry V (RCEII) - probably C17. Purbeck House and its ancillary buildings
are listed for their historic interest in connection with George Burt and for the large
number of relics of older London buildings. See "Curiosities of Swanage, or Old London
by sea", by David Lewen ARIBA and J Bernard Calkin MAFSA. RCHM Monument 40.

Listing NGR: SZ0299078641

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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