ST7734 : Temple of Flora, Stourhead Estate

taken 2 years ago, near to Stourton, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Temple of Flora, Stourhead Estate
Temple of Flora, Stourhead Estate
This temple was dedicated to the Roman goddess of flowers and spring. It was the first garden building erected by Henry Hoare II between 1744 and 1746 and is a Grade I listed building (List Entry Number: 1318472 LinkExternal link Heritage Gateway). it is a Grade I listed building (List Entry Number: 1318472 LinkExternal link Heritage Gateway).

Inside the temple, there is a copy of the Borghese Vase (the original dates from the 1st century BC) made around 1772 from Coade stone. On each side of it are marble busts; the one on the left is of the young Marcus Aurelius and the one on the left is possibly Alexander the Great.
Stourhead House and Gardens
Stourhead is a 1,072-hectare (2,650-acre) estate at the source of the River Stour near Mere, Wiltshire. The estate includes a Palladian mansion, the village of Stourton, gardens, farmland, and woodland. Stourhead has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1946. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 19 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 24 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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Indoor 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 774 340 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.2964N 2:19.4333W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 774 340
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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