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MIDDLE TEMPLE GARDENS

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Medieval gardens associated with the monastery constructed by the Knights Templar during the late 12th century. The Middle Temple gardens and the Inner Temple gardens (TQ 38 SW 1623) were originally one garden but were subdidvided during the mid 15th century. The Middle Temple gardens cover an area of 0.75 hectares and were reworked during the mid and late 17th century, and included the creation of Fountain Court in 1681-82. Additions to Fountain Court took place thoughout the 19th century. It was restored in 1919. The gardens were extended in 1870 when the Victoria Embankment was completed.

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