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Temple at Tl 528 381, East of Audley End House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0203 / 52°1'13"N

Longitude: 0.2254 / 0°13'31"E

OS Eastings: 552800

OS Northings: 238100

OS Grid: TL528381

Mapcode National: GBR MC2.9TV

Mapcode Global: VHHL3.VHK3

Entry Name: Temple at Tl 528 381, East of Audley End House

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196116

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370383

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text


669-1/3/342 Temple at TL 528 381, east of Audley
01/11/72 End House
(Formerly Listed as:
Temple east of Audley End House)


Corinthian temple. 1790. By RWF Brettingham, to celebrate
George III's first recovery fron insanity. Brick, clunch and
terracotta. Small, approx 10.5 x 5.6m, aligned N-S, no
pediments or roof, peripeteral and tetrastyle but no inner
naos, to be seen as a ruin against the sky-line. Columns on
similar N and S fronts have wide central gap and corner
clustering. The low brick podium is stone floored and carries
smooth clunch columns with oolitic limestone moulded bases and
terracotta capitals. Entablature has acanthus decorated
modillion cornice with dentils, enriched fluted frieze with
Coade stone panels by Rossi on S and N fronts depicting gods
and well-being. E and W faces of frieze carry metal lettered
inscription, now fragmentary, recording erection by Sir John
Griffin Griffin, who was, by then, Lord Howard de Walden. A
circular ha-ha surrounds the structure.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Ratcliffe E: Essex:
London: 1965-: 65; Drury PJ & Gow IR: Audley End, Essex: HMSO,
London: 1984-: 36).

Listing NGR: TL5280038100

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