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Octagonal Temple Approximately 250 Metres to South West of Shotover Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Forest Hill with Shotover, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7545 / 51°45'16"N

Longitude: -1.1578 / 1°9'28"W

OS Eastings: 458227

OS Northings: 206531

OS Grid: SP582065

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z2.VFY

Mapcode Global: VHCXW.W58C

Entry Name: Octagonal Temple Approximately 250 Metres to South West of Shotover Park

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047632

English Heritage Legacy ID: 246611

Location: Forest Hill with Shotover, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX33

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Forest Hill with Shotover

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

5/91 Octagonal Temple approx. 250m.
18/07/63 to SW of Shotover Park


Garden temple. c.1835. By William Kent for General James Tyrrell. Limestone
ashlar. Octagonal plan. 4 sides break forward and contain archways with
projecting keyblocks and imposts set in chamfered rustication; remaining sides
have round-headed niches in smooth ashlar. Above a heavy cornice is the stepped
stone base to a former lead-clad dome, parts of the wooden structure of which
survive. The temple stands on a high mound and forms a focal point in the
important early C18 formal layout of the garden.
(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: SP5822706531

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