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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: GARENDON PARK, THE TEMPLE OF VENUS

List entry Number: 1116109

Location

GARENDON PARK, THE TEMPLE OF VENUS, ASHBY ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireCharnwoodDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Mar-1965

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 189383

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SK 4919 ASHBY ROAD 9/12 (north side)

15.3.65 Garendon Park, The Temple of Venus GV II*

Temple, of the 1730s, by Ambrose Phillipps of Garendon (d.1737). Of ashlar, with carved oak entablature and copper dome. Circular plan, loosely based on the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli. Raised on 4 steps, with a peristyle of Ionic columns. Entablature painted white, with the frieze of ox skulls and small bays with swags between. The roof member of the cornice has lions' heads at intervals. The centre of the temple has a circular apartment with rusticated walls, classical doorcase and 2-fold fielded-panel door. The interior originally contained a statue of Venus, now lost, perhaps destroyed by Luddite rioters in 1811. Mark Aironard, "Ambrose Phillipps of Garendon", Architectural History, 1965.

Listing NGR: SK4979019057

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Architectural History' in Architectural History, (1965)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 26 Leicestershire,

National Grid Reference: SK 49790 19057

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