This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
5409 WILTON PARK Column of Venus Genetrix SU 13 SW 1/128
Antique (C3 AD). White Egyptian granite column from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in Rome bought for the Arundel collection by Evelyn circa 1650 (bought subsequently by 5th Earl). For long the centrepiece of the forecourt of Wilton House.
Moved to present position by Wyatt in early C19. Corinthian capital and high white marble base fitted in C17. Topped by good late Renaissance bronze statue of Venus (also bought by Evelyn). Overall height 32 ft. Set in gravel square in vista from loggietta (qv).
Listing NGR: SU1030330862
Copyright IoE Mr Peter Read. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Read, Peter
Rights Holder: Read, Peter
Bronze, Granite, Marble, Roman Column, Unassigned, Building Component, Building, Statue, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Sculpture, Garden Ornament, Street Furniture