Celebrating 30 Years of Business!

Gopsall Temple

Past Work

Client:- Bosworth 2000 (Heritage Lottery Funded)

Project:- “From An Open Wooded Hilltop” reconstruction illustration of Gopsall Hall Temple for an award winning publication.

Gopsall Hall, was perhaps the grandest Georgian country house in Leicestershire, it was erected in
the eighteenth century by Charles Jennens.The mansion was set in a 1000-acre park, with two lakes & a walled garden

Visitors to the estate have included KingEdward VII and Queen Alexandra and the young Winston Churchill. The Hall was demolished in 1951 and now only the ruins of the garden temple remain.

It is believed that the temple was built by the Hiorns adapted from a design by James Paine, the famous Palladian architect. It had an octagon arrangement of columns with a domed roof and was set on an earth mound, within a ditch bounded by a brick ha-ha wall.

The statue of Religion by the sculptor Louis Francois Roubiliac is said to have been placed on the roof of the Temple. It is recorded that the temple ‘fell down’ in 1835.

Gopsall Hall Temple drawing.
Reconstruction illustration of Gopsall Hall Temple