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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
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
SP 9433-9533 WOBURN WOBURN PARK
8/193 Temple on island in Lower
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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