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Latitude: 51.2212 / 51°13'16"N
Longitude: 0.9584 / 0°57'30"E
OS Eastings: 606680
OS Northings: 151046
OS Grid: TR066510
Mapcode National: GBR SXC.949
Mapcode Global: VHKK9.KKHP
Plus Code: 9F326XC5+F8
Entry Name: Temple at Temple Hill
Listing Date: 27 November 1957
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1362748
English Heritage Legacy ID: 181555
Location: Godmersham, Ashford, Kent, CT4
Civil Parish: Godmersham
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
This list entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 5 July 2017.
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Temple at Temple Hill
Summerhouse. Late C18. Wood columns, brick, plaster. Doric portico on three steps with four columns supporting triglyph frieze with rosettes and rams' head in metopes, ornamented soffites and pediment over. Double panelled door flanked by fluted Doric pilasters and round arched windows. Over the door an inscribed panel:
A.C. S A.Q.
Interior: C20 plaster board with two niches.
The temple is located within the grounds of Godmersham Park, an estate owned by Edward Austen Knight, brother of Jane Austen. Jane would have visited often. The temple overlooking the house is where Jane Austen is said to have written some of her works (see C.L. Feb. 16. 1945, 291).
Listing NGR: TR0615251016
This listing was enhanced in 2017 to mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen's death.
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