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Doric Temple

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wentworth, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.4698 / 53°28'11"N

Longitude: -1.3999 / 1°23'59"W

OS Eastings: 439930

OS Northings: 397174

OS Grid: SK399971

Mapcode National: GBR LXN9.QW

Mapcode Global: WHDDB.G1LT

Entry Name: Doric Temple

Listing Date: 29 April 1952

Last Amended: 21 August 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1193160

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335610

Location: Wentworth, Rotherham, S62

County: Rotherham

Civil Parish: Wentworth

Built-Up Area: Wentworth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wentworth Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


4/103 Doric Temple (formerly listed
29.4.52 with Wentworth Hoodhouse)


Ornamental temple. c1745 by Henry Flitcroft (engraving) for Thomas
Watson Wentworth. Sandstone ashlar. Open-sided octagon with vaulted
dome, Doric. Each side has 3 nosed steps set between square stylobates
of attached columns which have 4 bands of stalactite rustication. Round-
arched opening to each side with moulded plinth, impost and archivolt
with console-shaped keystone. Cornice breaks forward over columns to
support ball finials each with band of stalactite rustication (two missing).
Ashlar dome with stepped lower courses.

Interior: radial paving with octagonal central stone. Impost and archivolt
to inside of arches. Cornice beneath vault. A well-preserved and important
landscape feature of the park.

Engraving in Bodleian Library, Gough Maps 35, folio 48B.
Related bills in Wentworth Woodhouse Muniments, drawer C, bundle 35,
Sheffield City Library.

Listing NGR: SK3993097174

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

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