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Description: Temple of Fame on Cliff Top at South Side of Moon Pond
Date Listed: 6 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 331089
OS Grid Reference: SE2811968658
OS Grid Coordinates: 428119, 468658
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1130, -1.5714
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SE 2868 LINDRICK WITH STUDLEY STUDLEY PARK
ROYAL AND FOUNTAINS
9/85 Temple of Fame on cliff
top at south side of Moon
6.3.67 Pond (formerly listed as
Temple of Fame)
Rotunda. 1729. By Thomas Buck and Robert Doe for John Aislabie. Moved
from original site and rebuilt probably 1780-81 by William Aislabie,
restored C19 and late C20. Gritstone podium and pillar bases, wooden
pillars and superstructure, lead-covered dome. 3 steps to platform
approximately 4 metres in diameter, the slabs laid in radiating circles.
The 8 columns are Roman Doric, the fluted entablature has paterae and
modillioned cornice, with parapet and dome above. The rotunda originally
stood close to the Banqueting House (qv) and had Ionic columns, but is now
situated on a view point towards that structure across the Moon Pond (qv).
During restorations 3 different styles of capital were identified, and 2
stone column drums now flank the gateway to Fountains Hall (qv). The 1781
design, followed in the 1970 restoration, may have been by Robert Adam who
was employed by William Aislabie at his houses in Grosvenor Square and
Hendon (Walker). G Beard, Studley Royal, Country Life, 1961.
W T C Walker, personal communication.
Listing NGR: SE2811968658
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Source: English Heritage
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