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Temple on Island in Lower Drakeloe Pond

A Grade II Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9932 / 51°59'35"N

Longitude: -0.616 / 0°36'57"W

OS Eastings: 495125

OS Northings: 233651

OS Grid: SP951336

Mapcode National: GBR F26.T90

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.85QC

Entry Name: Temple on Island in Lower Drakeloe Pond

Listing Date: 16 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114023

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38289

Location: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Woburn

Built-Up Area: Woburn

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Woburn

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

8/193 Temple on island in Lower
Drakeloe Pond
- II
Ornamental temple in 'Chinese Gothick' style. c.1749 or earlier. Painted
timber, originally partly gilded. Single-storeyed open octagonal structure,
with 3-stage swept-out pagoda-style roof. 8 slender columns with bands of
painted decoration. Ogee arches, each haunch interrupted by shallow step at
mid-point. Spandrel decoration includes moulded painted flowers. Roof
retains traces of painted decoration.
C Aslet "Park and Garden Buildings at Woburn", Country Life, 1983, April 7th,
pp 860-1; H Hayward and P Kirkham, William and John Linnell, London 1980, pp
18 and 19.

Listing NGR: SP9512533651

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