Whispering Seat

Date:
19 Jul 2000
Location:
Whispering Seat, Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8PH
Reference:
IOE01/00212/28
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

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5409 WILTON PARK Whispering Seat SU 13 SW 1/127

II

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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

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Read_Peter IOE Records for Read, Peter; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Peter Read. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Read, Peter

Rights Holder: Read, Peter

Keywords

Stone, Georgian Garden Seat, Victorian Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden Ornament, Steps, Transport, Pedestrian Transport Site, Hedge, Monument <By Form>, Barrier