This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
5409 WILTON PARK Whispering Seat SU 13 SW 1/127
Circa 1822. One of a number of curved plan stone garden seats probably designed by Sir Richard Westmacott or Wyattville. Inspired from one at Dropmore. [Clearly similar in handling to the loggia qv]. Large scale.
Semi-circular bench (stone) on fluted supports. Large scrolls at each end.
High panelled ashlar back with moulded cope returned on each side with 2 panelled piers supporting vases. This seat approached by a number of wide shallow steps enclosed by a formal yew hedge layout. Narrow steps to each side.
Listing NGR: SU1055030729
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
Stone, Georgian Garden Seat, Victorian Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden Ornament, Steps, Transport, Pedestrian Transport Site, Hedge, Monument <By Form>, Barrier