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Temple of Victory with Railed Enclosure

A Grade II* Listed Building in Flaxby, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0201 / 54°1'12"N

Longitude: -1.3778 / 1°22'40"W

OS Eastings: 440862

OS Northings: 458410

OS Grid: SE408584

Mapcode National: GBR LPTY.HN

Mapcode Global: WHD9M.T62Z

Entry Name: Temple of Victory with Railed Enclosure

Listing Date: 15 March 1966

Last Amended: 30 September 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1315590

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330601

Location: Flaxby, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Flaxby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Knaresborough

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text



3/22 Temple of Victory, with
railed enclosure (Previously listed
15.3.66 as The Temple at Allerton

Summer house or view point, with railed enclosure. 1790 for Colonel
Thornton. Ashlar, lead roof missing, wrought-iron balustrade and railings.
Octagonal, the main floor raised on a plinth containing basement rooms.
Basement storey: 3 sides have projecting round-arched doorways containing
4-panel doors with fanlights which support balconies. The door on the
north-east side opens into a privy. The doors on north-west and south-east
open into basement rooms. Ground floor: main entrance on south-west side,
reached by 2 curved flights of steps with plain iron balustrades. The
stairs are flanked by 6-pane central-pivot windows which light the basement
rooms. Doorway has sash window with glazing bars originally with hinged
wooden panels below, enabling the opening to be altered into a doorway;
shouldered architrave, consoles supporting triangular pediment, all in
projecting round-headed arch. Similar projecting arch on the north-east
side, but the window/door opens onto a balcony. Windows on north-west and
south-east sides have similar architraves and also open onto balconies. The
remaining 4 walls have round-arched recesses and rectangular plaques.
Projecting ashlar bands at balcony level, window sill and lintel level;
eaves cornice, plain parapet. Domed roof and 2 short corniced stacks behind
parapet on north-east side. Interior: principal room has small fireplace.
Basement divided into 2 rooms, with cooking range, fireplace and cupboards.
Railings: wrought-iron on ashlar plinth. Pointed bars and arrow-heads to
dog-bars. Gates on south-west and south-east sides. This building stands
close to the Al road and has been extensively vandalised. Much of the
original work is being destroyed.

Listing NGR: SE4086258410

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