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Temple at Ngr St 2515 3421

A Grade II* Listed Building in Goathurst, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1023 / 51°6'8"N

Longitude: -3.0705 / 3°4'13"W

OS Eastings: 325145

OS Northings: 134213

OS Grid: ST251342

Mapcode National: GBR M2.BXLD

Mapcode Global: VH7DN.QKMB

Entry Name: Temple at Ngr St 2515 3421

Listing Date: 28 July 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058952

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269306

Location: Goathurst, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA5

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Goathurst

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

In the entry for:


7/44 Temple at NGR ST 2515

the description shall be amended as follows:

In the first line delete "Early C18" and insert "1767 by Thomas Prowse for Sir Charles
Halswell, in memory of Peregrine Palmer, MP for the University of Oxford, who died in

At the end of the description insert "Country Life, 9 February 1989."



7/44 Temple at NGR ST 2515 3421


Psuedo-peripteral temple. Early C18. Ashlar, slate roof, pedimental end gables, rusticated side walls; architrave,
frieze and cornice all round on Ionic columns, 7 along each side elevation, 5 engaged and 2 free-standing forming
supports for portico on frontage which faces towards Halswell House (qv); 4 columns across front of portico. Architrave
door opening, moulded ledge-hood on brackets, double-panelled doors missing at time of re- survey, (March I1851.
Interior with remains of plaster ceiling and ornamental cornice; aedicule to rear wall. Much damage being caused by
tree and shrub growth around stylobate. (Pevsner N., Buildings of England, South and West Somrset, 1958; Country Life,
Nov 21, 1908; Collinson, Sonerset I, 1791; VCH somerset II, 1911; Garden History, V, 3, 1977; Jones B., Follies and
Grottoes, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST2514534213

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