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The Doric Temple

A Grade II* Listed Building in Blickling, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8101 / 52°48'36"N

Longitude: 1.2367 / 1°14'11"E

OS Eastings: 618236

OS Northings: 328530

OS Grid: TG182285

Mapcode National: GBR VD1.TQ4

Mapcode Global: WHLRH.ZM1K

Entry Name: The Doric Temple

Listing Date: 19 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051432

English Heritage Legacy ID: 228667

Location: Blickling, Broadland, Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

Civil Parish: Blickling

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Blickling

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


4/8 The Doric Temple


Garden temple. Early/mid C18, probably by Matthew Brettingham senior, with
later alterations by Humphry or John Adey Repton. Gault brick with stone
and stucco dressings, shallow-pitched sheet copper roof. One storey,
rectangular plan. Steps up to portico on west; Doric distyle in antis.
Frieze with triglyphs and decorated metopes below pediment. Semicircular
arched openings to north and south with stone handrail and balustrade. Coved
portico ceiling on cornice, central flat panel with fret decoration to border.
Central doorway, 2-leaf door with six raised and fielded panels, moulded
architrave, pediment on pulvinated frieze. Two blind niches with semicircular
heads flank doorway. Frieze carried around north and south walls as a plain
band. East wall has three tall sashes with glazing bars, divided by brick
Doric pilasters. Frieze of triglyphs and metopes, the metopes decorated with
alternating ringed bulls and scrolled initials with crown. Interior: west
doorway has pedimented surround matching that on the exterior. Moulded chair
rail. In the north wall, a fireplace with eared and scrolled surround.
Elaborate cornice to ceiling. Ref: "Blickling Hall" The National Trust 1985.

Listing NGR: TG1823628530

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