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Chinese Temple

A Grade II* Listed Building in Amesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.1752 / 51°10'30"N

Longitude: -1.7899 / 1°47'23"W

OS Eastings: 414782

OS Northings: 141798

OS Grid: SU147417

Mapcode National: GBR 502.B93

Mapcode Global: VHB5B.XQLF

Entry Name: Chinese Temple

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131080

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321313

Location: Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Amesbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Amesbury St Mary and St Melor

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SU 1 541
11/2 Chinese Temple

Garden ornament. 1772, by Sir William Chambers, for the Duchess of
Queensbury. Chilmark stone with knapped flint outlining zig-zag
and chain patterns. Slate roof. Square cella, straddling leet
from River Avon on a single wide arch. Timber verandah around all
sides with lean-to roof and a Chinese pattern balustrade, gabled
central to each face and extended out on two sides to form canopy
to steps. Perron stair with handrails. Timber door with brass
vents in a moulded stone doorcase. Large oval windows, one each
side, with timber grilles and interior shutters. Extensively and
well restored 1986-7, and set in new Chinese style garden.
Interior has domed ceiling. Group value as part of the landscape
designed by Henry Flitcroft, 1726-30, and Charles Bridgeman, 1730-
38, added to by others during the C18.

Listing NGR: SU1478241797

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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