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Garden Temple to South West of Prideaux Place

A Grade II* Listed Building in Padstow, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5423 / 50°32'32"N

Longitude: -4.9467 / 4°56'48"W

OS Eastings: 191310

OS Northings: 75540

OS Grid: SW913755

Mapcode National: GBR ZL.MZVL

Mapcode Global: FRA 07JM.NMY

Entry Name: Garden Temple to South West of Prideaux Place

Listing Date: 20 May 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1212199

English Heritage Legacy ID: 396696

Location: Padstow, Cornwall, PL28

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Padstow

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Padstow

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 9075-9175
8/129 Garden Temple to south west of
Prideaux Place


Garden temple. 1738-9 by Edmund Prideaux. Stuccoed stone rubble and brick and
ashlar stone. A small tetrastyle Ionic temple, the end columns engage the antae (not
idstyle in antis), the whole raised on a stylobate with a flight of steps at the
front. The pediment is finely dentilled. The temple has a shallow rectangular plan
and its side and rear walls are unpierced.
Remains of 2 later C19 columns with swags which originally framed an alley in front
of the temple, now lying behind the temple.
The temple was one of several garden buildings built by Edmund Prideaux and is
illustrated in drawings of the east front and garden both by Prideaux in the 1730s
and by Borlase in 1758.
Cornforth, J. 'Prideaux Place, Cornwall - II' Country Life, February 8, 1962.
Kelly, F.HBMC report. Prideaux Place, Padstow. Cornwall.

Listing NGR: SW9131075540

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