Chinese Temple

Garden ornament. 1772, by Sir William Chambers, for the Duchess of Queensbury. Chilmark stone with knapped flint outlining zig-zag and chain patterns.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
436042
Names
Chinese Temple
Coordinates
51.1752270° N, 1.7899130° W
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Listed on
Grade II* listed building
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Location Map

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Aerial View

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Timeline

10 Jan 1953

Chinese Temple designated a Grade II* listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Chinese Temple is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1131080
Grade
II*
Name
CHINESE TEMPLE
Location
CHINESE TEMPLE
Parish
Amesbury
District
Wiltshire
Grid Reference
SU 14782 41797

AMESBURY - SU 1 541 11/2 Chinese Temple

10.1.53 GV II* Garden ornament. 1772, by Sir William Chambers, for the Duchess of Queensbury. Chilmark stone with knapped flint outlining zig-zag and chain patterns. Slate roof. Square cella, straddling leet from River Avon on a single wide arch. Timber verandah around all sides with lean-to roof and a Chinese pattern balustrade, gabled central to each face and extended out on two sides to form canopy to steps. Perron stair with handrails. Timber door with brass vents in a moulded stone doorcase. Large oval windows, one each side, with timber grilles and interior shutters. Extensively and well restored 1986-7, and set in new Chinese style garden. Interior has domed ceiling. Group value as part of the landscape designed by Henry Flitcroft, 1726-30, and Charles Bridgeman, 1730- 38, added to by others during the C18.

Listing NGR: SU1478241797

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Bibliography

  1. “CHINESE TEMPLE.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1131080>