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Druids' Temple

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilton-cum-Pott, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.2039 / 54°12'13"N

Longitude: -1.7337 / 1°44'1"W

OS Eastings: 417465

OS Northings: 478713

OS Grid: SE174787

Mapcode National: GBR JMBT.FS

Mapcode Global: WHC7C.BLNL

Entry Name: Druids' Temple

Listing Date: 9 August 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132035

English Heritage Legacy ID: 325023

Location: Ilton-cum-Pott, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Ilton-cum-Pott

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


5/33 Druids' Temple


- II

Folly. c1800. For William Danby of Swinton Castle. Sandstone.
Reproduction of a Druids' temple. Basically in the shape of two circles
with monoliths and trilithens. The first large circle, in the form a vesica
piscia,contains 4 monoliths and a central monolith phallic symbol of ancient
reverence. Behind 3 stones forming a screen is an antechamber, then a
circular chamber which contains a Sacraficial Stone and beyond this a tomb.
On the hill above is a tall column of stones symbolising a deity and the 12
signs of the zodiac. J Cornforth "Swinton, Yorkshire III", Country Life,
April 21 1966 pp 943-948.

Listing NGR: SE1746578713

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