SU7784 : Temple Island

taken 2 months ago, near to Remenham, Wokingham, Great Britain

Temple Island
Temple Island
Temple Island is in the River Thames just north (downstream) of Henley-on-Thames. The island is on the reach above Hambleden Lock between the Buckinghamshire and Berkshire banks, and is part of Remenham in Berkshire. The main significance of the island is that it lies at the start of the course for Henley Royal Regatta.
The island includes an elegant ornamental temple (a folly) designed by the 18th century English architect James Wyatt and constructed in 1771. It was designed as a fishing lodge for Fawley Court, a nearby historic house that Wyatt also remodelled in the 1770s on the commission of its owner, Sambrooke Freeman. Wyatt designed both the structure of the building and its interior decoration. The wall paintings in the principal room are thought to be the earliest surviving example of the Etruscan style in Great Britain, predating more famous examples such as the Etruscan Dressing Room at Osterley Park by Robert Adam.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 27 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Island (from Tags)
Temple Island 
River (from Tags)
Thames 
Primary Subject of Photo
Island 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 77128 84727 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.3699N 0:53.3336W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 77163 84719
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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