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Horse Temple

A Grade II Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7157 / 51°42'56"N

Longitude: -1.9729 / 1°58'22"W

OS Eastings: 401967

OS Northings: 201881

OS Grid: SP019018

Mapcode National: GBR 3QY.D13

Mapcode Global: VHB2Q.R4CL

Plus Code: 9C3WP28G+7R

Entry Name: Horse Temple

Listing Date: 24 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187403

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365107

Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Built-Up Area: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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578-1/5/361 Horse Temple


Landscape building. Early C18. Limestone ashlar, coursed
squared limestone rubble plinth and rear wall; unroofed. 3-bay
rectangular pavilion with applied Doric order. 3 round-headed
openings to front with flat unmoulded surrounds with keystones
above moulded impost; applied Doric order with 4 pilasters,
full entablature breaking forward over pilasters, parapet with
plinth and moulded coping has narrow dies with ball finials
over above pilasters. 2-bay returns have balustrade in opening
to front, blind opening to rear. Entrance via steps to rear
left through unfinished opening in rear wall. Entire building
raised on deep plinth of coursed squared limestone rubble.
Horse Temple originally faced Hexagon (qv) down Windsor Walk,
moved to present position after 1779, probably when Kennels
(qv) constructed 1837.
(Rudder S: The History and Antiquities of Cirencester (Plan of
Park): Cirencester: 1780-; EH Gardens Register: Gloucester:
Grade I: London: 1986-).

Listing NGR: SP0196701881

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