Answer to September 2013

Just visible behind this beautiful copper beech is the Roundhouse, situated in Greenway Court and easily visible from Beechen Cliff School playing fields.  The elliptical building was built mid-19th century, almost certainly as a gazebo or pavilion for viewing Lyncombe Vale.  However, it has had other uses, notably in association with the Jewish faith as a bakery for unleavened bread and possibly a place of worship following closure of the Corn Street synagogue.  For this reason the building is also known as The Temple.  See a detailed history of the building at A History of the Devonshire Roundhouse

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