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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 269306
Location: TEMPLE AT NGR ST 2515 3421, HALSWELL PARK
  GOATHURST, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 24 July 2006
Date listed: 28 July 1950
Date of last amendment: 28 July 1950
Grade II*

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In the entry for: ST 23 SE GOATHURST HALSWELL PARK 7/44 Temple at NGR ST 2515 3421 28.7.50 the description shall be amended as follows: In the first line delete "Early C18" and insert "1767 by Thomas Prowse for Sir Charles Halswell, in memory of Peregrine Palmer, MP for the University of Oxford, who died in 1762." At the end of the description insert "Country Life, 9 February 1989." ------------------------------------ ST23SE GOATHURST CP HALSWELL PARK 7/44 Temple at NGR ST 2515 3421 28.7.50 II* Psuedo-peripteral temple. Early C18. Ashlar, slate roof, pedimental end gables, rusticated side walls; architrave, frieze and cornice all round on Ionic columns, 7 along each side elevation, 5 engaged and 2 free-standing forming supports for portico on frontage which faces towards Halswell House (qv); 4 columns across front of portico. Architrave door opening, moulded ledge-hood on brackets, double-panelled doors missing at time of re- survey, (March I1851. Interior with remains of plaster ceiling and ornamental cornice; aedicule to rear wall. Much damage being caused by tree and shrub growth around stylobate. (Pevsner N., Buildings of England, South and West Somrset, 1958; Country Life, Nov 21, 1908; Collinson, Sonerset I, 1791; VCH somerset II, 1911; Garden History, V, 3, 1977; Jones B., Follies and Grottoes, 1974).

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