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The Temple

A Grade II* Listed Building in Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.4018 / 54°24'6"N

Longitude: -1.7441 / 1°44'38"W

OS Eastings: 416712

OS Northings: 500737

OS Grid: NZ167007

Mapcode National: GBR JK8J.6T

Mapcode Global: WHC6D.5MRB

Entry Name: The Temple

Listing Date: 1 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131225

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322932

Location: Richmond, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Richmond

Built-Up Area: Richmond

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Richmond with Holy Trinity with Hudswell

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

1549 The Temple

NZ 1600 5/62 1.8.52.


Circa 1746. Otherwise known as the Culloden Tower, built to commemorate
that battle on the site of an earlier pele tower, of which the rectangular
base in rubble may be part. This now forms an undercroft, used as a barn,
with a cellar below. Above is a two-storeyed tower in ashlar, octagonal,
and joined to the rectangular base by broaches. Pointed windows to alternate
faces of the second storey and a blind arcade of three moulded pointed
arches to each face between the storeys, which are also divided by bands.
The top storey has alternate blind and windowed openings and a parapet
of a kind of strap-work with crocketed pinnacles at the angles. These
are mostly damaged, but otherwise the building is in a remarkably good
state of repair. A stair turret with a small domed cap is at the South-West
corner, ornamented similarly to the tower. The interior has two rooms,
one to each storey, with a wealth of moulded wood ornament combining Gothic
decoration with some classical details. The windows, and cupboards
corresponding with them in the blank walls between, have ogee crocketed
heads and labels, and the doorcases and fireplaces have panels of ornament
above with a similar finish. The mantelpieces, however, have friezes
and cornices, and a central mask, in elaborate carved wood. The dado-rails
are of key pattern, the skirting and frieze of moulded. The ceilings
are domed, with Gothic ribs with cusping. Entrance door has good stone
case with flat pilasters with acanthus capitals and a shaped pediment
with a cartouche of arms.

Listing NGR: NZ1671200737

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

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