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Temple in Gunnersbury Park, Hounslow

Description: Temple in Gunnersbury Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 202562

OS Grid Reference: TQ1890279322
OS Grid Coordinates: 518902, 179322
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5003, -0.2884

Location: B4491, Hounslow, Greater London W5 4NB

Locality: Hounslow
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W5 4NB

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Listing Text


Temple in Gunnersbury
TQ 1879 15/106C ll.7.51.


Built before 1760. probably on Princess Amelia's instructions in the 5
years of negotiations preceding the purchase of house. Mentioned in letter
of sale to her. Red brick with stone tetrastyle Bonmn Doric portico on
stylobate of 5 steps. Columns have square bases. Entablature with guttae,
triglyphs and carved metopes. Pediment with cartouche and garlands in
tympanum. Wall of portico had dado and 2 semi-circular arched niches with
plaster-cast statues on pedestals. Door surround of architrave, frieze
between consoles, cornice and pediment. Ceiling has octagonal caissons.
Welsh slate roof. Cellars. In derelict condition (December 1968).

Listing NGR: TQ1890279322

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Source: English Heritage

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