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Doric Temple

A Grade I Listed Building in Rievaulx, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.2521 / 54°15'7"N

Longitude: -1.1154 / 1°6'55"W

OS Eastings: 457732

OS Northings: 484407

OS Grid: SE577844

Mapcode National: GBR NMN8.9H

Mapcode Global: WHD8L.VD13

Entry Name: Doric Temple

Listing Date: 4 January 1955

Last Amended: 18 March 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149251

English Heritage Legacy ID: 328347

Location: Rievaulx, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO62

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Rievaulx

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Helmsley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


5/121 Doric Temple
(Formerly listed as
4.1.55 Tuscan Temple on
Rievaulx Terrace)


Temple. Wrongly shown on OS map as Tuscan Temple. 1758. Probably by
Sir Thomas Robinson. Sandstone ashlar, lead roof. Circular, peripteral
dodecastyle plan. Doric columns raised on podium. 10 steps to half-
glazed fielded-panel door. 3 round-headed sash windows with thick
glazing bars. Metope and triglyph frieze with paterae and bocrania.
Low drum and hemispherical dome. Interior: Medieval floor tiles from
Rievaulx Abbey. Door beneath pediment carried on brackets. Swags and
heads above windows. Moulded modillion cornice with leaf frieze.
Coffered ceiling with painting of Ganymede in centre. Pevsner,
Yorkshire: The North Riding, 1966; Hussey, 'Duncombe Park, Yorkshire -
II', Country Life, December 12, 1957.

Listing NGR: SE5773384408

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