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The Doric Temple, Blickling

Description: The Doric Temple

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 228667

OS Grid Reference: TG1823628530
OS Grid Coordinates: 618236, 328530
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8101, 1.2367

Location: Blickling, Norfolk NR11 6NG

Locality: Blickling
Local Authority: Broadland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR11 6NG

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Listing Text


4/8 The Doric Temple


Garden temple. Early/mid C18, probably by Matthew Brettingham senior, with
later alterations by Humphry or John Adey Repton. Gault brick with stone
and stucco dressings, shallow-pitched sheet copper roof. One storey,
rectangular plan. Steps up to portico on west; Doric distyle in antis.
Frieze with triglyphs and decorated metopes below pediment. Semicircular
arched openings to north and south with stone handrail and balustrade. Coved
portico ceiling on cornice, central flat panel with fret decoration to border.
Central doorway, 2-leaf door with six raised and fielded panels, moulded
architrave, pediment on pulvinated frieze. Two blind niches with semicircular
heads flank doorway. Frieze carried around north and south walls as a plain
band. East wall has three tall sashes with glazing bars, divided by brick
Doric pilasters. Frieze of triglyphs and metopes, the metopes decorated with
alternating ringed bulls and scrolled initials with crown. Interior: west
doorway has pedimented surround matching that on the exterior. Moulded chair
rail. In the north wall, a fireplace with eared and scrolled surround.
Elaborate cornice to ceiling. Ref: "Blickling Hall" The National Trust 1985.

Listing NGR: TG1823628530

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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