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Description: Rotunda Temple
Date Listed: 18 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 333915
OS Grid Reference: SE3278602722
OS Grid Coordinates: 432786, 402722
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5202, -1.5070
STAINBOROUGH STAINBOROUGH PARK
1/40 Rotunda Temple
(formerly listed as
18.3.68 Wentworth Castle)
Ornamental temple. Dated 1746. For the 2nd Earl of Strafford. Ashlar sandstone.
Ionic peristyle rotunda set on raised platform. Platform has moulded plinth and
cornice and is approached by curved steps on west side having flanking wing walls.
14 columns support full entablature with bayleaf frieze, mutules and lions' heads
carved on the cornice. The dome has fallen in. A central cylindrical drum has
blocked doorway at top of steps with architrave, bay-leaf frieze and cornice,
festoons and wreaths over. Square-headed and semi-domed niches set round, the
inscription ' S / 1746 ' within wreath on side opposite steps. Built during the
early 1740s, having been started for the 1st Earl (d1739) by Joseph Bower (estate
mason). Modelled on the temple of Tivoli at Rome.
J. Wilkinson, Worthies, Families and Celebrities of Barnsley and the District, 1883
Listing NGR: SE3278602722
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Source: English Heritage
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