'Chinese Temple' at Ansley Hall

Description of this historic site

A folly or 'Chinese Temple' which was built during the Imperial period. It was situated in the gardens of Ansley Hall, 500m north east of Bull Barn Farm.

Notes about this historic site

1 There are no remains of the Chinese pagoda erected by Sir William Chambers.
2 In 1853, according to Burke’s ‘Seats’, there was a Chinese Temple by Chambers in the grounds of Ansley Hall.
3 In the grounds of a neighbouring modern house are several fragments of carved stone including a funerary monument (see PRN 163). In 1814 this lay in a cell below a Chinese temple building which was built in 1767 by Sir William Chambers.
4 ‘Temple’ ruin, brick foundations, of no interest.

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