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The Temple in Whitley Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirkburton, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6486 / 53°38'55"N

Longitude: -1.6859 / 1°41'9"W

OS Eastings: 420862

OS Northings: 416949

OS Grid: SE208169

Mapcode National: GBR JVN7.TS

Mapcode Global: WHCB3.2KH7

Entry Name: The Temple in Whitley Park

Listing Date: 16 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183892

English Heritage Legacy ID: 341178

Location: Kirkburton, Kirklees, WF14

County: Kirklees

Civil Parish: Kirkburton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Kirkheaton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 2086 1694 Grange Moor

3/64 The Temple in
Whitley Park


Temple or belvedere (now ruined). Circa 1752-4. Attributed to James
Paine. Ashlar, lined with coursed brickwork. Probable domed roof
now gone. Octagonal structure within a square with set-back corners.
Each side is pedimented with heavy moulded eaves cornice with blocking
course. To three sides is a round arched window, and to the fourth
side the doorway with shouldered architrave with chambranles, pulvinated
frieze and cornice. Each opening is set in a round-arched recess.
Moulded impost band. The interior is octagonal with the windows to
4 sides and a round-arched niche to each of the other 4 sides.
Fragments of plasterwork still survive. The floor has fallen in.
The lower level has a round-arched niche to four sides and a round-
arched entrance.

D. Linstrum, West Yorkshire Architects & Architecture, 1978.

Listing NGR: SE2086216949

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