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The Temple, Holkham

Description: The Temple

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 223336

OS Grid Reference: TF8819041965
OS Grid Coordinates: 588190, 341965
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9421, 0.7992

Locality: Holkham
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR23 1AB

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Listing Text

(west side)

5/51 The Temple

30.11.51 I
Garden Temple. 1729-31 by William Kent. Gault brick partly stuccoed wlth
limestone dressings. Slate roofs over portico and side wings, lead covered
dome. Pedimented portico with medallion metope frieze. Two Roman Doric columns
in antis with egg and dart echinus. Central block supporting domed octagon
linked to portico by two semi-circular arches. Sash windows with glazing bars,
plain stone band at sill level. Diocletian windows in E and W sides of octagon.
Two lower side wings in part-pediments, moulded brick eaves.

Interior: fine doorway to portico uith lugged architrave surmounted by broken
pediment. Pulvinated frieze. Moulded plaster cornice at springing of dome.
Four semi-circular headed niches.

Listing NGR: TF8819041965

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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