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The Temple

A Grade II Listed Building in Chilton Polden, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1546 / 51°9'16"N

Longitude: -2.8887 / 2°53'19"W

OS Eastings: 337944

OS Northings: 139859

OS Grid: ST379398

Mapcode National: GBR MB.7FZF

Mapcode Global: VH7DK.W77Q

Plus Code: 9C3V5436+RG

Entry Name: The Temple

Listing Date: 24 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269460

Location: Chilton Polden, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA7

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Chilton Polden

Built-Up Area: Chilton Polden

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Polden Wheel

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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9/21 The Temple
- II

Folly tower. Early C19 incorporating re-used C15 features; by William Stradling.
Coursed and squared rubble, ashlar, freestone dressings, roof missing. Gothick
incorporating Perpendicular features; a romantic tower, square on plan on a
mock-moated site. Two stages, diagonal buttresses with offsets to entrance
front, pinnacles. Central semi-circular head door opening in moulded and shafted
surround, label, carved spandrels, above a mullioned and transomed window, much
decayed, lights remaining are cusped with blank heads, carved spandrels. Smaller
similar windows to north and south sides, tracery missing. Moulded stone cornice
around top, corbel carved as an angel at one corner. Interior with stone
staircase; remains of a former stone vault supporting first floor. Structure
in poor condition at time of re-survey (September 1985).

Listing NGR: ST3794439859

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