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Description: Doric Temple
Date Listed: 29 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 335610
OS Grid Reference: SK3993097174
OS Grid Coordinates: 439930, 397174
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4698, -1.3999
SK39NE WENTWORTH WENTWORTH PARK
4/103 Doric Temple (formerly listed
29.4.52 with Wentworth Hoodhouse)
Ornamental temple. c1745 by Henry Flitcroft (engraving) for Thomas
Watson Wentworth. Sandstone ashlar. Open-sided octagon with vaulted
dome, Doric. Each side has 3 nosed steps set between square stylobates
of attached columns which have 4 bands of stalactite rustication. Round-
arched opening to each side with moulded plinth, impost and archivolt
with console-shaped keystone. Cornice breaks forward over columns to
support ball finials each with band of stalactite rustication (two missing).
Ashlar dome with stepped lower courses.
Interior: radial paving with octagonal central stone. Impost and archivolt
to inside of arches. Cornice beneath vault. A well-preserved and important
landscape feature of the park.
Engraving in Bodleian Library, Gough Maps 35, folio 48B.
Related bills in Wentworth Woodhouse Muniments, drawer C, bundle 35,
Sheffield City Library.
Listing NGR: SK3993097174
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Source: English Heritage
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