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Temple of Milton

A Grade II* Listed Building in Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3533 / 50°21'11"N

Longitude: -4.1701 / 4°10'12"W

OS Eastings: 245714

OS Northings: 52625

OS Grid: SX457526

Mapcode National: GBR NV.W2PJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 2843.K5V

Entry Name: Temple of Milton

Listing Date: 23 January 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61857

Location: Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall, PL10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Maker-with-Rame

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Maker

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


SX 45 SE MAKER-WITH-RAME MOUNT EDGCUMBE COUNTRY PARK

7/200 Temple of Milton
25.1.68
GV II*

Temple. Late C18. Rendered limestone. Circular plan, on plinth of 4 granite
steps. 5 open bays to front, with Ionic columns, engaged half-column to each side,
frieze and modillion cornice, blocking course and domed roof.
Interior Frieze and dentil cornice below domed plaster roof, rear wall has round-
headed niche, with marble tablet over with quotation from Milton's Paradise Lost,
Book IV:
"Over head up grow
Insuperable height of loftiest shade;
Cedar and fir and branching palm,
A sylvan scene; and as the ranks ascend
Shade above shade, a woody theatre
Of Statliest view."
The Temple is shown on an engraving by John Crook dated 1819.


Listing NGR: SX4571452625

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

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