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The Gothic Temple

  • Gothic Temple in Spring
  • Three arches of Gothic Temple
  • Gothic Temple up high
  • Spires on Gothic Temple
  • Gothic Temple over lake
  • Gothic temple shadows


From the Gothic Temple you can admire one of the best views in Surrey. 

This ten-sided building was constructed of timber and rendered to resemble stone. Five of the sides are panelled halfway up to direct your eye to the open sides, which perfectly frame the picture-like scene. 

When King George III visited, he declared that the view from the Gothic Temple was his favourite view. Take a look around… 

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History and Restoration

By 1981 the roof of the Gothic Temple had collapsed and the building was in a perilous state. 

It was one of the first buildings to be restored by the Painshill Park Trust in 1985, replicating Hamilton’s building techniques, with decorative woodwork reconstructed and the fan-vaulted ceiling replastered.

Gothic Temple before
Gothic Temple after

Painshill from the Air

Painshill Through The Seasons