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Latitude: 51.7545 / 51°45'16"N
Longitude: -1.1578 / 1°9'28"W
OS Eastings: 458227
OS Northings: 206531
OS Grid: SP582065
Mapcode National: GBR 8Z2.VFY
Mapcode Global: VHCXW.W58C
Entry Name: Octagonal Temple Approximately 250 Metres to South West of Shotover Park
Listing Date: 18 July 1963
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1047632
English Heritage Legacy ID: 246611
Location: Forest Hill with Shotover, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX33
District: South Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Forest Hill with Shotover
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
FOREST HILL WITH SHOTOVER SHOTOVER
5/91 Octagonal Temple approx. 250m.
18/07/63 to SW of Shotover Park
Garden temple. c.1835. By William Kent for General James Tyrrell. Limestone
ashlar. Octagonal plan. 4 sides break forward and contain archways with
projecting keyblocks and imposts set in chamfered rustication; remaining sides
have round-headed niches in smooth ashlar. Above a heavy cornice is the stepped
stone base to a former lead-clad dome, parts of the wooden structure of which
survive. The temple stands on a high mound and forms a focal point in the
important early C18 formal layout of the garden.
(C. Hussey, Country Life, Vol.LIX, pp.240-6; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.276;
Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.765).
Listing NGR: SP5822706531
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