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The Temple

A Grade I Listed Building in Bray, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Latitude: 51.5032 / 51°30'11"N

Longitude: -0.6834 / 0°41'0"W

OS Eastings: 491480

OS Northings: 179069

OS Grid: SU914790

Mapcode National: GBR F83.N1S

Mapcode Global: VHFT7.3HK1

Entry Name: The Temple

Listing Date: 25 March 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117469

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41070

Location: Bray, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL6

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Civil Parish: Bray

Built-Up Area: Dorney Reach

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Bray with Braywood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 97 NW
(north side, off)
10/26 Bray
25.3.55 The Temple
G.V. I

Summerhouse, now offices for the Monkey Island Hotel, listed separately (10/25). Early C18 for
Charles Spencer, third Duke of Marlborough. Stone, now rendered; small, hipped, slate roof
surmounted by ball finial. Nearly square plan, with splayed projecting bay on west, and large
extension on north. Formerly open on the ground floor. 2 storeys. Symmetrical, each front is of
3 bays; rusticated ground floor, plat band at first floor, Ionic pilasters above, with dentil
cornice and blocking course over. Pedestals below pilasters with cap and base; balustrade
between. Sash windows with glazing bars, those on ground floor with semi-circular heads, and
balustrade under. West front has splayed bay in centre, built forward on ground and first floors
with pedimented top on shaped brackets. Windows on first floor of other fronts have semi-circular
heads and radiating glazing bars. Interior: ground floor: inner ring of 6 Doric columns with
corresponding pilasters in rusticated wall; panelled octagonal ceiling. Geometrical staircase
with iron scroll balusters and mop handrail leads to first floor room richly decorated having
elaborate plaster ceiling with mermaids, festoms and garlands; dentilled cornice with acanthus
leaf, egg and dart mouldings; wall panelling to window-head height enriched with egg and dart;
bead and reel ornament. The extension on the north, consisting of bedrooms for the Monkey Island
Hotel, is of no special interest.

Listing NGR: SU9148079069

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