Description: Doric Temple
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
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SE 58 SE RIEVAULX RIEVAULX TERRACE
5/121 Doric Temple
(Formerly listed as
4.1.55 Tuscan Temple on
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
Source: English Heritage
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