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Chinese Temple and Attached Access Tunnel, Chinese Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Biddulph, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.1293 / 53°7'45"N

Longitude: -2.162 / 2°9'43"W

OS Eastings: 389258

OS Northings: 359136

OS Grid: SJ892591

Mapcode National: GBR 12T.S7Z

Mapcode Global: WHBC7.RLPW

Entry Name: Chinese Temple and Attached Access Tunnel, Chinese Garden

Listing Date: 20 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374723

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275211

Location: Biddulph, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST8

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Biddulph

Built-Up Area: Biddulph

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Biddulph St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 85 NE
SJ 8925 5913
7/6 Chinese Temple and
- attached access tunnel,
20.3.74 Chinese Garden


Ornamental garden building ; Chinese temple. 1848-1860 by John Bateman.
Painted blue, red and white timber and painted and rendered masonry.
Single-cell temple and retaining screen wall: temple to right; 2-tiered
pagoda roof with upturned eaves; fretwork supports and spandrels to masonry
plinth. Painted low-relief Chinese patterns in render on screen wall to
left (approximately 4m long x 1.5m high) concealing access tunnel which
penetrates embankment forming boundary to entire Chinese Garden. The
temple was intended by Bateman as the entrance and centrepiece of the
perambulation of the Chinese Garden, a small enclosure of landscape
features formed within perimeter mounds of massive imported local boulders.
Semi-derelict at time of resurvey (September 1984).

Listing NGR: SJ8925859136

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