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Chinese Temple and Attached Access Tunnel, Chinese Garden, Biddulph

Description: Chinese Temple and Attached Access Tunnel, Chinese Garden

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 March 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 275211

OS Grid Reference: SJ8925859136
OS Grid Coordinates: 389258, 359136
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1293, -2.1620

Locality: Biddulph
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST8 7SD

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Listing Text

SJ 85 NE
SJ 8925 5913
7/6 Chinese Temple and
- attached access tunnel,
20.3.74 Chinese Garden


Ornamental garden building ; Chinese temple. 1848-1860 by John Bateman.
Painted blue, red and white timber and painted and rendered masonry.
Single-cell temple and retaining screen wall: temple to right; 2-tiered
pagoda roof with upturned eaves; fretwork supports and spandrels to masonry
plinth. Painted low-relief Chinese patterns in render on screen wall to
left (approximately 4m long x 1.5m high) concealing access tunnel which
penetrates embankment forming boundary to entire Chinese Garden. The
temple was intended by Bateman as the entrance and centrepiece of the
perambulation of the Chinese Garden, a small enclosure of landscape
features formed within perimeter mounds of massive imported local boulders.
Semi-derelict at time of resurvey (September 1984).

Listing NGR: SJ8925859136

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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