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The Arabella Aufrere Temple, Brocklesby

Description: The Arabella Aufrere Temple

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196584

OS Grid Reference: TA1377410319
OS Grid Coordinates: 513774, 410319
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5771, -0.2831

Location: Brocklesby, Lincolnshire DN41 8PJ

Locality: Brocklesby
Local Authority: West Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: DN41 8PJ

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Listing Text


1/34 The Arabella Aufrere
1-11-66 Temple

G.V. II*

Garden temple circa 1787, possibly by James Wyatt, Ashlar red
brick, slate roof with lead dressings, lead roofs. 3 bay front
with central entrance to rear cella chamber. Central arch
springs from coupled Roman Doric columns; beyond to either side
are further single columns with similar antae at angles. Central
arch rises to a pediment, there are garlanded paterae in the
spandrels of the arch. Centrepiece is flanked by balustraded
parapets with urns. Above the inner door is the following
inscription:-' Dedicated by veneration and affection to the
memory of Arabella Aufrere, with a grateful sense of the many
virtuous sentiments inbibed often on this spot from her highly
cultivated mind.' Flagged floors with diamonds at the joints.
Rear cella chamber has hemispherically headed niches in its
flanking walls and over the inner doorway is a Coade stone
tablet of a weeping figure. The rear elevation has seated lions
on the ends of the cornice. The side walls are of rendered brick
and the two flat flanking roofs are of lead.

Listing NGR: TA1377410319

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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