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The Grecian Temple in the grounds at Chillington

The Grecian Temple in the grounds at Chillington


Chillington Hall

01902 850236


Codsall Wood,

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In the 1760’s the grounds were landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. His magnificent lake or The Pool, as it is called, was formed by constructing a high dam which flooded three ponds to form one large stretch of water.

Architectural follies dot the surrounding area. On the southern side of The Pool is the Grecian Temple, probably designed by Adam. It has an Ionic portico and a low dome above an attic storey which has pedestals for four statues.

In the woods across the water can be seen another temple built in the Italian style and further away a Sham Bridge by Brown with five arches built to impound the water at the northern end of The Pool. James Paine, who built a bridge by the Lake, described Browns work here as ‘confessedly one of the finest pieces of water within an enclosure, that this kingdom produces’.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsGuided tours mandatorySmoking not allowedWedding receptions

Opening details

Access to the lake is pedestrian only.


Adult: £4.00, Child: £2.00



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Map reference: SJ 863067  Lat: 52.65784 Long: -2.20396

The house is situated between Brewood and Codsall off Port Lane.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Guided tours mandatoryGuided tours mandatory
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
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