Inner Temple, (also known as Temple, The), Victoria Embankment, England
Record Id: 3230
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Inner Temple has gardens of medieval origin which were further developed through the following centuries. The present layout dates from the early-19th century, incorporating earlier features. The site occupies about 1.7 hectares.
Brief history of site
In the late-12th century the Knights Templar moved from Holborn to the Temple area and it is likely that there were gardens associated with the monastery that they built there. By the mid 15th century the Temple buildings and gardens had been separated into the Middle and Inner Temple. During the 15th and 16th ceturies the Inner Temple gardens were divided into various enclosures, which included the Great Garden and three smaller gardens or courts. The Garden was redesigned again in the early 18th century. By the early 19th century the gardens had been redesigned to the present layout in the northern and central sections.
Address: Treasury Office, Inner Temple, London , EC4Y 7HL
Locality: Victoria Embankment
Greater London; City of London
Historical County: Middlesex
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Tube: Blackfriars (closed until 2012)/Temple (District, Circle). Bus: 4, 11, 15, 23, 26, 76, 172, 341, 388.
Opening contact details:
The site is open weekdays, 12.30 to 3pm. Please telephone 020 7797 8250
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 1.7