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Doric Temple, Rievaulx

Description: Doric Temple

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 328347

OS Grid Reference: SE5773284407
OS Grid Coordinates: 457732, 484407
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2521, -1.1154

Location: Rievaulx, North Yorkshire YO62 5EW

Locality: Rievaulx
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO62 5EW

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Listing Text


5/121 Doric Temple
(Formerly listed as
4.1.55 Tuscan Temple on
Rievaulx Terrace)


Temple. Wrongly shown on OS map as Tuscan Temple. 1758. Probably by
Sir Thomas Robinson. Sandstone ashlar, lead roof. Circular, peripteral
dodecastyle plan. Doric columns raised on podium. 10 steps to half-
glazed fielded-panel door. 3 round-headed sash windows with thick
glazing bars. Metope and triglyph frieze with paterae and bocrania.
Low drum and hemispherical dome. Interior: Medieval floor tiles from
Rievaulx Abbey. Door beneath pediment carried on brackets. Swags and
heads above windows. Moulded modillion cornice with leaf frieze.
Coffered ceiling with painting of Ganymede in centre. Pevsner,
Yorkshire: The North Riding, 1966; Hussey, 'Duncombe Park, Yorkshire -
II', Country Life, December 12, 1957.

Listing NGR: SE5773384408

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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