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Druids' Temple, Ilton-cum-Pott

Description: Druids' Temple

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 325023

OS Grid Reference: SE1746578713
OS Grid Coordinates: 417465, 478713
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2039, -1.7337

Location: Ilton, North Yorkshire HG4 4JZ

Locality: Ilton-cum-Pott
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 4JZ

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Listing Text


5/33 Druids' Temple


- II

Folly. c1800. For William Danby of Swinton Castle. Sandstone.
Reproduction of a Druids' temple. Basically in the shape of two circles
with monoliths and trilithens. The first large circle, in the form a vesica
piscia,contains 4 monoliths and a central monolith phallic symbol of ancient
reverence. Behind 3 stones forming a screen is an antechamber, then a
circular chamber which contains a Sacraficial Stone and beyond this a tomb.
On the hill above is a tall column of stones symbolising a deity and the 12
signs of the zodiac. J Cornforth "Swinton, Yorkshire III", Country Life,
April 21 1966 pp 943-948.

Listing NGR: SE1746578713

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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