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Temple at Ngr St 2515 3421, Goathurst

Description: Temple at Ngr St 2515 3421

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 July 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 269306

OS Grid Reference: ST2514534213
OS Grid Coordinates: 325145, 134213
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1023, -3.0705

Location: Goathurst, Somerset TA5 2DL

Locality: Goathurst
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA5 2DL

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Listing Text

In the entry for:


7/44 Temple at NGR ST 2515

the description shall be amended as follows:

In the first line delete "Early C18" and insert "1767 by Thomas Prowse for Sir Charles
Halswell, in memory of Peregrine Palmer, MP for the University of Oxford, who died in

At the end of the description insert "Country Life, 9 February 1989."



7/44 Temple at NGR ST 2515 3421


Psuedo-peripteral temple. Early C18. Ashlar, slate roof, pedimental end gables, rusticated side walls; architrave,
frieze and cornice all round on Ionic columns, 7 along each side elevation, 5 engaged and 2 free-standing forming
supports for portico on frontage which faces towards Halswell House (qv); 4 columns across front of portico. Architrave
door opening, moulded ledge-hood on brackets, double-panelled doors missing at time of re- survey, (March I1851.
Interior with remains of plaster ceiling and ornamental cornice; aedicule to rear wall. Much damage being caused by
tree and shrub growth around stylobate. (Pevsner N., Buildings of England, South and West Somrset, 1958; Country Life,
Nov 21, 1908; Collinson, Sonerset I, 1791; VCH somerset II, 1911; Garden History, V, 3, 1977; Jones B., Follies and
Grottoes, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST2514534213

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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