South Bucks District
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Octagon Temple was designed by Giacomo Leoni in the 18th century as a ‘little cool room, by way of grotto' – a place to relax during summer walks in the vast Cliveden Estate. In 1893, soon after he purchased Cliveden, William Waldorf Astor employed an architect to convert it into a Chapel, with its walls and dome encrusted with mosaics. He and other members of the Astor family have since been buried there, five people so far.