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Temple to Surya and Circular Pool in Gardens of Sezincote House

A Grade II Listed Building in Sezincote, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9795 / 51°58'46"N

Longitude: -1.7528 / 1°45'9"W

OS Eastings: 417078

OS Northings: 231257

OS Grid: SP170312

Mapcode National: GBR 4P8.TZ4

Mapcode Global: VHB1H.KHRV

Entry Name: Temple to Surya and Circular Pool in Gardens of Sezincote House

Listing Date: 11 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1089501

English Heritage Legacy ID: 128755

Location: Sezincote, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL56

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Sezincote

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Longborough with Sezincote

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SP 13 SE
4/117 Temple to Surya and circular
pool in gardens of
Sezincote House
Temple to sun god Surya at NGR 1707 3126. Early C19; by Thomas Daniell for
Sir Charles Cockerell. Limestone base surmounted by grey unpolished
marble temple. 2 Coade stone models of Brahmin bulls either side
of entrance dated London 1814. Rectangular stepped plinth rising
up to small square temple with open front. 4 engaged square
columns at corners with rosette decoration at top. Figure of god
Surya in relief against rear wall with rosettes to either side the
heads of 7 horses in relief below. Stepped pyramidal roof with
finial. The temple stands in front of a circular pool with curving
rockery to either side with 6 regularly spaced indentations.
Large shells lie along margin of pool. Central projecting feature
covered with foliage in centre of pool.

Listing NGR: SP1707831257

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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