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The Temple, South of Wotton House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wotton, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2103 / 51°12'37"N

Longitude: -0.3957 / 0°23'44"W

OS Eastings: 512162

OS Northings: 146900

OS Grid: TQ121469

Mapcode National: GBR HGT.2SF

Mapcode Global: VHFVR.3V51

Entry Name: The Temple, South of Wotton House

Listing Date: 11 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1028807

English Heritage Legacy ID: 290083

Location: Wotton, Mole Valley, Surrey, RH5

County: Surrey

District: Mole Valley

Civil Parish: Wotton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Wotton

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

TQ 14NW Wotton Park

4/120 The Temple, South of
11/11/66 Wotton House


Garden Temple. C18. Stone with stone paving and earth covering over roof.
Four giant Doric columns under honeycomb support triglyph frieze and entablature
with temple recess behind. Tunnel vault roof. Arched niches with rusticated
decoration within, the centre one containing classical female (Venus) statue and
fountain basin, fed by conduit along one garden terrace. The temple is reputed
to have been built initially by George Evelyn in 1649, as part of his Italian
Gardens at Wotton now included on the "Register of Parks and Gardens of Special
Historic Interest in England, Part 40 Surrey", at Grade II*.
PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) p.544.

Listing NGR: TQ1216246900

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