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    Mussenden Temple

    • Castlerock, United Kingdom
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      Mussenden Temple is a small circular building located on the rocks off the northwest coast of the Atlantic Ocean in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. Currently, the temple is an architectural monument, open to free access to tourists throughout the year.

      It was built in 1785, and at the time of the construction was part of the estate of Frederick Augustus Hervey, Bishop of Derry. Historians agree that Hervey built this house in honor of his cousin Fridesvidy Masseden, and used it to in any way for the communion with the Lord, and as a summer library. Actually, this temple building was named only by similarity of many architectural features with Temple of Vesta in Italy.

      Toward the end of the last century, it became obvious that if the rocks at the foot of the building continue to crumble, in a few years it graced the landscape of the ocean floor, and so in 1997 it was decided to carry out works to stabilize the building foundation. Upon completion of construction continues to receive tourists, and since 2007 it also held the wedding ceremony.

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