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The Temple of Flora

A Grade I Listed Building in Stourton with Gasper, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.105 / 51°6'17"N

Longitude: -2.3238 / 2°19'25"W

OS Eastings: 377423

OS Northings: 134015

OS Grid: ST774340

Mapcode National: GBR 0TV.M95

Mapcode Global: VH97Z.NHV8

Plus Code: 9C3V4M3G+XF

Entry Name: The Temple of Flora

Listing Date: 6 January 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318472

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321253

Location: Stourton with Gasper, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Stourton with Gasper

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Upper Stour

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Description

STOURTON WITH GASPER STOURHEAD GARDENS
ST 73 SE
(east side)
6/147 The Temple of Flora
6.1.66
GV I
Temple. 1744-46 by Henry Flitcroft for Henry Hoare. Limestone
ashlar and stucco, hipped slate roof. Tetrastyle Doric portico,
entablature with triglyphs and bucrania, moulded pediment. Central
double doors with 6 fielded panels in moulded architrave with
broken pediment, Latin inscription from the Aeneid over door, large
12-pane sash either side. Side walls are blind, rendered.
Rectangular interior has semi-circular niche on back wall
containing a Coade stone copy of the Borghese Vase, made by Daniel
Pincot c1772. Circular niches on side walls contain marble female
busts. The Temple also contains an important contemporary group of
altars and seats or pulvinaria, copies of those in Montfaucon's
Supplement to Antiquity Explained, 1725. The Temple was one of
Henry Hoare's first features in the gardens, pre-dating the lake,
the mason responsible was William Privet of Chilmark. The Borghese
Vase was originally in the Venetian Seat, dismantled 1790s by Colt
Hoare.
(K. Woodbridge, The Stourhead Landscape, 1982)


Listing NGR: ST7742334017

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