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Temple by Lady Dorothy Wellesley (Duchess of Wellington) in the Garden of Penns in the Rocks

A Grade II Listed Building in Withyham, East Sussex

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Latitude: 51.0895 / 51°5'22"N

Longitude: 0.1699 / 0°10'11"E

OS Eastings: 552057

OS Northings: 134482

OS Grid: TQ520344

Mapcode National: GBR MQ7.MR8

Mapcode Global: FRA C677.Q0K

Entry Name: Temple by Lady Dorothy Wellesley (Duchess of Wellington) in the Garden of Penns in the Rocks

Listing Date: 31 December 1982

Last Amended: 8 September 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1028044

English Heritage Legacy ID: 296935

Location: Withyham, Wealden, East Sussex, TN3

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

Civil Parish: Withyham

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Withyham St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

13/170A Temple in the garden
of Penns-in-the Rocks

the address shall be amended to read GROOMBRIDGE
Temple by Lady Dorothy
Wellesley (Duchess of
Wellington) in the
garden of
Penns-in-the Rocks


Temple in the garden
of Penns-in-the Rocks
TQ 53 SW 13/170A
The house was occupied from 1925 onwards by Lady Dorothy Wellesley, later
Duchess of Wellington, who was a poetess. She built this temple to commemorate
the other poets such as W B Yeats, Walter de la Mare and Victoria Sackville West
who visited her here. Red brick with stone columns and tiled roof. The names
or initials of the poets are inscribed in stone tablets on the floor.

Listing NGR: TQ5205734482

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

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