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The Temple, South of Wotton House, Wotton

Description: The Temple, South of Wotton House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 290083

OS Grid Reference: TQ1216246900
OS Grid Coordinates: 512162, 146900
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2103, -0.3957

Location: Wotton Dr, Wotton, Surrey RH5 6HS

Locality: Wotton
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH5 6HS

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Listing Text

TQ 14NW Wotton Park

4/120 The Temple, South of
11/11/66 Wotton House


Garden Temple. C18. Stone with stone paving and earth covering over roof.
Four giant Doric columns under honeycomb support triglyph frieze and entablature
with temple recess behind. Tunnel vault roof. Arched niches with rusticated
decoration within, the centre one containing classical female (Venus) statue and
fountain basin, fed by conduit along one garden terrace. The temple is reputed
to have been built initially by George Evelyn in 1649, as part of his Italian
Gardens at Wotton now included on the "Register of Parks and Gardens of Special
Historic Interest in England, Part 40 Surrey", at Grade II*.
PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) p.544.

Listing NGR: TQ1216246900

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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