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The Temple, Highclere

Description: The Temple

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 May 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 138117

OS Grid Reference: SU4555860084
OS Grid Coordinates: 445558, 160084
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3380, -1.3474

Location: Highclere, Hampshire RG20 9RW

Locality: Highclere
Local Authority: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG20 9RW

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Listing Text

16.5.66 The Temple
(The Rotunda)
(formerly listed as
The Temple)


Circa 1760, altered by Barry in mid C19. A regular classical circular structure in
stucco, capped by a dome on a drum, and surrounded by a colonnade above a rusticated
base. The rusticated drum and the dome crowned by a balustrade is by Barry. The
colonnade has 12 smooth columns of the Ionic Order, with a modillion entablature, with
a balustrade and urns above the cornice. The base has openings with plain
architraves, and a plinth. All the openings are now filled.

Listing NGR: SU4436159744

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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