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Classical Temple at Ngr S0 7713 9934

A Grade II Listed Building in Badger, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.5915 / 52°35'29"N

Longitude: -2.3389 / 2°20'19"W

OS Eastings: 377141

OS Northings: 299359

OS Grid: SO771993

Mapcode National: GBR 07T.HJ1

Mapcode Global: WH9DR.14J2

Entry Name: Classical Temple at Ngr S0 7713 9934

Listing Date: 26 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053667

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255150

Location: Badger, Shropshire, WV6

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Badger

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Badger St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SO 79 NE


Classical Temple at N.G.R. SO 7713 9934


Classical temple/summerhouse. Probably late C18. Possibly attributable
to James Wyatt. Brick (English Garden Wall and random bond), stuccoed
with stone dressings. Square plan with apses running east to west;
single storey with basement below external ground level; 2 vaulted cellars
with round arched openings beneath the apse on the west side and a single
vaulted cellar to the east of the entrance on the south side. 2 empty
statue niches flank the western apse; moulded eaves cornice. The
temple is now virtually ruinous; the roof has fallen in and the 4 pillars
of the former colonnade to the western apse have collapsed and lie in
fragments to the front. The temple is marked as The Bird House on an
1837 map of the Badger Hall estate. Badger Hall (now demolished) was
designed by Wyatt between 1779 and 1783. H.M. Colvin, Biographical
Dictionary of English Architects, 1660 - 1840.

Listing NGR: SO7714199359

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