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Temple of Fame on Cliff Top at South Side of Moon Pond

A Grade II Listed Building in Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.113 / 54°6'46"N

Longitude: -1.5714 / 1°34'16"W

OS Eastings: 428119

OS Northings: 468658

OS Grid: SE281686

Mapcode National: GBR KNGW.LB

Mapcode Global: WHC7T.TWX7

Entry Name: Temple of Fame on Cliff Top at South Side of Moon Pond

Listing Date: 6 March 1967

Last Amended: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331089

Location: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal an

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


9/85 Temple of Fame on cliff
top at south side of Moon
6.3.67 Pond (formerly listed as
Temple of Fame)


Rotunda. 1729. By Thomas Buck and Robert Doe for John Aislabie. Moved
from original site and rebuilt probably 1780-81 by William Aislabie,
restored C19 and late C20. Gritstone podium and pillar bases, wooden
pillars and superstructure, lead-covered dome. 3 steps to platform
approximately 4 metres in diameter, the slabs laid in radiating circles.
The 8 columns are Roman Doric, the fluted entablature has paterae and
modillioned cornice, with parapet and dome above. The rotunda originally
stood close to the Banqueting House (qv) and had Ionic columns, but is now
situated on a view point towards that structure across the Moon Pond (qv).
During restorations 3 different styles of capital were identified, and 2
stone column drums now flank the gateway to Fountains Hall (qv). The 1781
design, followed in the 1970 restoration, may have been by Robert Adam who
was employed by William Aislabie at his houses in Grosvenor Square and
Hendon (Walker). G Beard, Studley Royal, Country Life, 1961.
W T C Walker, personal communication.

Listing NGR: SE2811968658

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