Description: Chinese Temple and Attached Access Tunnel, Chinese Garden
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
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BIDDULPH C.P. BIDDULPH GRANGE
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
Source: English Heritage
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