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Latitude: 51.7561 / 51°45'22"N
Longitude: -1.1467 / 1°8'48"W
OS Eastings: 458994
OS Northings: 206726
OS Grid: SP589067
Mapcode National: GBR 8Z2.YQC
Mapcode Global: VHCXX.24M2
Entry Name: Gothic Temple Approximately 600 Metres to East of Shotover Park
Listing Date: 18 July 1963
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1047629
English Heritage Legacy ID: 246602
Location: Forest Hill with Shotover, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX33
District: South Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Forest Hill with Shotover
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
FOREST HILL WITH SHOTOVER SHOTOVER
5/82 Gothic Temple approx. 600m. to
18/07/63 E of Shotover Park
Garden temple or boathouse. c.1740. Possibly by William Townsend of Oxford for
General James Tyrrell. Limestone ashlar and rubble; old plain-tile roof. Gothick
style. Gabled front, with crenellated parapet bearing an apex finial, has 3
pointed arches and a blind traceried wheel between triangular panels. Flanking
octagonal turrets have 2-tiers of cusped ogee panels and niches, steep
triangular gablets on attached angle shafts, and recessed upper stages which
terminate in a tier of openings. Sides and rear are in plain rubble with a
hipped roof. Interior: Open loggia has a ribbed and panelled plaster vault with
Gothick cusping and decorative bosses. The temple lies at the eastern end of the
main axis of the important early C18 layout of the formal garden. James Gibbs
and William Kent have also been suggested as its designer.
(C. Hussey, Country Life, Vol.LIX, pp.240-6; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V. p.276;
Buildings of England; Oxfordshire, p.765).
Listing NGR: SP5899406726
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