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Description: Temple to Surya and Circular Pool in Gardens of Sezincote House
Date Listed: 11 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 128755
OS Grid Reference: SP1707631256
OS Grid Coordinates: 417076, 231256
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9795, -1.7528
SEZINCOTE SEZINCOTE PARK
SP 13 SE
4/117 Temple to Surya and circular
pool in gardens of
Temple to sun god Surya at NGR 1707 3126. Early C19; by Thomas Daniell for
Sir Charles Cockerell. Limestone base surmounted by grey unpolished
marble temple. 2 Coade stone models of Brahmin bulls either side
of entrance dated London 1814. Rectangular stepped plinth rising
up to small square temple with open front. 4 engaged square
columns at corners with rosette decoration at top. Figure of god
Surya in relief against rear wall with rosettes to either side the
heads of 7 horses in relief below. Stepped pyramidal roof with
finial. The temple stands in front of a circular pool with curving
rockery to either side with 6 regularly spaced indentations.
Large shells lie along margin of pool. Central projecting feature
covered with foliage in centre of pool.
Listing NGR: SP1707631256
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