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Garendon Park, the Temple of Venus

A Grade II* Listed Building in Loughborough, Leicestershire

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116109

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189383

Location: Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE11

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Town: Charnwood

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

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Listing Text

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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