Description: Chinese Temple
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 321313
OS Grid Reference: SU1478241797
OS Grid Coordinates: 414782, 141797
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1752, -1.7899
SU 1 541
11/2 Chinese Temple
Garden ornament. 1772, by Sir William Chambers, for the Duchess of
Queensbury. Chilmark stone with knapped flint outlining zig-zag
and chain patterns. Slate roof. Square cella, straddling leet
from River Avon on a single wide arch. Timber verandah around all
sides with lean-to roof and a Chinese pattern balustrade, gabled
central to each face and extended out on two sides to form canopy
to steps. Perron stair with handrails. Timber door with brass
vents in a moulded stone doorcase. Large oval windows, one each
side, with timber grilles and interior shutters. Extensively and
well restored 1986-7, and set in new Chinese style garden.
Interior has domed ceiling. Group value as part of the landscape
designed by Henry Flitcroft, 1726-30, and Charles Bridgeman, 1730-
38, added to by others during the C18.
Listing NGR: SU1478241797
Source: English Heritage
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