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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
Entry Name: The Temple
Listing Date: 24 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1060166
English Heritage Legacy ID: 269460
Location: Chilton Polden, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA7
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
CHILTON POLDEN CP BROADWAY (North side)
9/21 The Temple
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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