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The Arabella Aufrere Temple

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brocklesby, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5771 / 53°34'37"N

Longitude: -0.2831 / 0°16'59"W

OS Eastings: 513774

OS Northings: 410319

OS Grid: TA137103

Mapcode National: GBR VWG2.HF

Mapcode Global: WHHHP.MCD1

Entry Name: The Arabella Aufrere Temple

Listing Date: 1 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1166061

English Heritage Legacy ID: 196584

Location: Brocklesby, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire, DN41

County: Lincolnshire

District: West Lindsey

Civil Parish: Brocklesby

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Brocklesby Park

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text

TA 11 SW BROCKLESBY BROCKLESBY PARK

1/34 The Arabella Aufrere
1-11-66 Temple

G.V. II*

Garden temple circa 1787, possibly by James Wyatt, Ashlar red
brick, slate roof with lead dressings, lead roofs. 3 bay front
with central entrance to rear cella chamber. Central arch
springs from coupled Roman Doric columns; beyond to either side
are further single columns with similar antae at angles. Central
arch rises to a pediment, there are garlanded paterae in the
spandrels of the arch. Centrepiece is flanked by balustraded
parapets with urns. Above the inner door is the following
inscription:-' Dedicated by veneration and affection to the
memory of Arabella Aufrere, with a grateful sense of the many
virtuous sentiments inbibed often on this spot from her highly
cultivated mind.' Flagged floors with diamonds at the joints.
Rear cella chamber has hemispherically headed niches in its
flanking walls and over the inner doorway is a Coade stone
tablet of a weeping figure. The rear elevation has seated lions
on the ends of the cornice. The side walls are of rendered brick
and the two flat flanking roofs are of lead.


Listing NGR: TA1377410319

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