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The Little Temple Approximately 130 Metres South West of Ditchley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Spelsbury, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8872 / 51°53'13"N

Longitude: -1.4363 / 1°26'10"W

OS Eastings: 438891

OS Northings: 221111

OS Grid: SP388211

Mapcode National: GBR 6TH.PP5

Mapcode Global: VHBZJ.2T0M

Plus Code: 9C3WVHP7+VF

Entry Name: The Little Temple Approximately 130 Metres South West of Ditchley House

Listing Date: 30 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262764

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434127

Location: Spelsbury, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Spelsbury

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Spelsbury

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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8/172 The Little Temple approx. 130m
SW of Ditchley House


Garden temple. Mid/late C18 for the Earls of Litchfield, re-sited c.1935 by Sir
Geoffrey Jellicoe for Ronald and Nancy Tree. Limestone. Rectangular summerhouse,
with a canted Venetian window in the rear wall, has an C18 stone doorway, with a
moulded architrave and entablature with pulvinated frieze, flanked by oval
plaster reliefs. Stone tetrastyle Tuscan portico has a triangular pediment and
ball finials. Interior: a marble tablet records the temple restoration in
memory of R.L. Tree (1897-1976).
(Ditchley Park is included in the English Heritage Historic Gardens Register at
Grade II*)

Listing NGR: SP3889121111

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