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Doric Temple at Blickling Hall

Doric Temple at Blickling Hall
Interior Decorating
Shots around the gardens of Blickling Hall. On a nice sunny afternoon. A day when planes started flying again, so I noticed a lot of noisey planes flying over head.

I had got used to the peace and quite without them.

This is the Doric Temple at Blickling Hall.

The Doric Temple is Grade II* listed.

Garden temple. Early/mid C18, 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. Ref: "Blickling Hall" The National Trust 1985.

Doric Temple, Blickling Hall – Heritage Gateway

Arches close up shots.

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