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Latitude: 52.7668 / 52°46'0"N
Longitude: -1.2635 / 1°15'48"W
OS Eastings: 449790
OS Northings: 319057
OS Grid: SK497190
Mapcode National: GBR 7JD.KCR
Mapcode Global: WHDHP.KQK7
Entry Name: Garendon Park, the Temple of Venus
Listing Date: 15 March 1965
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1116109
English Heritage Legacy ID: 189383
Location: Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE11
Electoral Ward/Division: Loughborough Garendon
Built-Up Area: Loughborough
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Thorpe Acre with Dishley All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
SK 4919 ASHBY ROAD
9/12 (north side)
15.3.65 Garendon Park,
The Temple of Venus
Temple, of the 1730s, by Ambrose Phillipps of Garendon (d.1737). Of ashlar, with
carved oak entablature and copper dome. Circular plan, loosely based on the Temple
of Vesta at Tivoli. Raised on 4 steps, with a peristyle of Ionic columns.
Entablature painted white, with the frieze of ox skulls and small bays with swags
between. The roof member of the cornice has lions' heads at intervals. The centre
of the temple has a circular apartment with rusticated walls, classical doorcase and
2-fold fielded-panel door. The interior originally contained a statue of Venus, now
lost, perhaps destroyed by Luddite rioters in 1811.
Mark Aironard, "Ambrose Phillipps of Garendon", Architectural History, 1965.
Listing NGR: SK4979019057
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