Description: Octagonal Temple Approximately 250 Metres to South West of Shotover Park
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 246611
OS Grid Reference: SP5822706531
OS Grid Coordinates: 458227, 206531
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7545, -1.1578
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FOREST HILL WITH SHOTOVER SHOTOVER
5/91 Octagonal Temple approx. 250m.
18/07/63 to SW of Shotover Park
Garden temple. c.1835. By William Kent for General James Tyrrell. Limestone
ashlar. Octagonal plan. 4 sides break forward and contain archways with
projecting keyblocks and imposts set in chamfered rustication; remaining sides
have round-headed niches in smooth ashlar. Above a heavy cornice is the stepped
stone base to a former lead-clad dome, parts of the wooden structure of which
survive. The temple stands on a high mound and forms a focal point in the
important early C18 formal layout of the garden.
(C. Hussey, Country Life, Vol.LIX, pp.240-6; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.276;
Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.765).
Listing NGR: SP5822706531
Source: English Heritage
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