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Latitude: 50.6075 / 50°36'26"N
Longitude: -1.9591 / 1°57'32"W
OS Eastings: 402990
OS Northings: 78641
OS Grid: SZ029786
Mapcode National: GBR 459.X2V
Mapcode Global: FRA 67SG.GL6
Entry Name: Temple in Garden of Purbeck House
Listing Date: 21 March 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323605
English Heritage Legacy ID: 108216
Location: Swanage, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19
Civil Parish: Swanage
Built-Up Area: Swanage
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Swanage St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
Temple in garden of Purbeck
SZ 0278 NE 5/90 House
Built after 1878 by George Burt. Square on plan with a tiled roof of concave profile
surmounted by terra-cotta dragons, supported on stone Tuscan columns from the toll-
houses removed from John Rennie's Waterloo Bridge (C1817 - re-erected c1878). Raised
on a stone terrace with balustrated parapet and approached by stone steps. Floor paved
with encaustic tiles removed from the House of Commons c1880. Three mutilated stone
statues in front of the Temple, from the second Royal Exchange. Two may be of
Edward I and Henry V (RCEII) - probably C17. Purbeck House and its ancillary buildings
are listed for their historic interest in connection with George Burt and for the large
number of relics of older London buildings. See "Curiosities of Swanage, or Old London
by sea", by David Lewen ARIBA and J Bernard Calkin MAFSA. RCHM Monument 40.
Listing NGR: SZ0299078641
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