TQ1876 : King Williamís Temple, Kew Gardens

taken 5 years ago, near to Kew, Richmond Upon Thames, Great Britain

King Williamís Temple, Kew Gardens
King Williamís Temple, Kew Gardens
King Williamís Temple stands on a mound on Cherry Walk, in between the Palm House and Temperate House. It was built in 1837 for Queen Victoria in the memory of William IV and designed by his architect, Sir Jeffry Wyatville. Initially called the Temple of Military Fame, it was designed to complement Sir William Chambersí Temple of Victory (no longer standing).

Inside, cast-iron plates commemorate British victories from 1760 to 1815. It originally contained a parade of busts of characters including George III, George IV, William IV and the Duke of Wellington but these were later removed to Buckingham Palace.

It stands in the centre of the Mediterranean Garden, which Kew created in 2007.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  People, Events 
Place (from Tags)
London  Kew Gardens 
Primary Subject of Photo
Temple 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1852 7668 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.6004N 0:17.6873W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1853 7668
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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