Description: The Temple, South of Wotton House
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
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WOTTON C.P. GUILDFORD ROAD
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
Source: English Heritage
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