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Latitude: 51.7157 / 51°42'56"N
Longitude: -1.9729 / 1°58'22"W
OS Eastings: 401967
OS Northings: 201881
OS Grid: SP019018
Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.D13
Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.R4CL
Entry Name: Horse Temple
Listing Date: 24 January 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187403
English Heritage Legacy ID: 365107
Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7
Civil Parish: Cirencester
Built-Up Area: Cirencester
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SP0101 CIRENCESTER PARK
578-1/5/361 Horse Temple
Landscape building. Early C18. Limestone ashlar, coursed
squared limestone rubble plinth and rear wall; unroofed. 3-bay
rectangular pavilion with applied Doric order. 3 round-headed
openings to front with flat unmoulded surrounds with keystones
above moulded impost; applied Doric order with 4 pilasters,
full entablature breaking forward over pilasters, parapet with
plinth and moulded coping has narrow dies with ball finials
over above pilasters. 2-bay returns have balustrade in opening
to front, blind opening to rear. Entrance via steps to rear
left through unfinished opening in rear wall. Entire building
raised on deep plinth of coursed squared limestone rubble.
Horse Temple originally faced Hexagon (qv) down Windsor Walk,
moved to present position after 1779, probably when Kennels
(qv) constructed 1837.
(Rudder S: The History and Antiquities of Cirencester (Plan of
Park): Cirencester: 1780-; EH Gardens Register: Gloucester:
Grade I: London: 1986-).
Listing NGR: SP0196701881
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