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Temple at Temple Hill

A Grade II Listed Building in Godmersham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2212 / 51°13'16"N

Longitude: 0.9584 / 0°57'30"E

OS Eastings: 606680

OS Northings: 151046

OS Grid: TR066510

Mapcode National: GBR SXC.949

Mapcode Global: VHKK9.KKHP

Entry Name: Temple at Temple Hill

Listing Date: 27 November 1957

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362748

English Heritage Legacy ID: 181555

Location: Godmersham, Ashford, Kent, CT4

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Godmersham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

The entry was subject to a minor enhancement on 5 July 2017.


4/29 Temple at Temple Hill

27.11.57 II

Summerhouse. Late C18. Wood columns, brick, plaster. Doric
portico on 3 steps with 4 columns supproting triglyph frieze
with rosettes and rams' head in metopes, ornamented soffites
and pediment over. Double panelled door flanked by fluted Doric
pilasters and round arched windows. Over the door an inscribed
A.C. S A.Q.
F.T. E.A.

Interior: C20 plaster board with 2 niches.

The temple is located within the grounds of Godmersham Park, an estate owned by
Edward Austen Knight, brother of Jane Austen. Jane would have visited often.
The temple overlooking the house is where Jane Austen is said to have written some of her works (see C.L. Feb. 16. 1945, 291).

Listing NGR: TR0615251016

This listing was enhanced in 2017 to mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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