Record Details

NHER Number:45934
Type of record:Building
Name:The Doric Temple, Blickling Park

Summary

An early to mid 18th century garden temple probably designed by Matthew Brettingham with further alterations carried out by the Reptons. The temple has a Doric portico, and inside there is an elaborate cornice and fireplace.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 1823 2853
Map Sheet:TG12NE
Parish:BLICKLING, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Garden temple. Early/mid 18th century, probably by Matthew Brettingham senior, with later alterations by Humphry or John Adey Repton. Gault brick with stone and stucco dressings, shallow-pitched sheet copper roof. One storey, rectangular plan. Steps up to portico on west; Doric distyle in antis. Frieze with triglyphs and decorated metopes below pediment. Semicircular arched openings to north and south with stone handrail and balustrade. Coved portico ceiling on cornice, central flat panel with fret decoration to border. Central doorway, 2-leaf door with six raised and fielded panels, moulded architrave, pediment on pulvinated frieze. Two blind niches with semicircular heads flank doorway. Frieze carried around north and south walls as a plain band. East wall has three tall sashes with glazing bars, divided by brick Doric pilasters. Frieze of triglyphs and metopes, the metopes decorated with alternating ringed bulls and scrolled initials with crown.
Interior: west doorway has pedimented surround matching that on the exterior. Moulded chair rail. In the north wall, a fireplace with eared and scrolled surround. Elaborate cornice to ceiling.
S. Spooner (NLA) 29 August 2006

Monument Types

  • GARDEN TEMPLE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1700 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

Related records

30433Part of: Blickling Park (Monument)

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