THE CLOISTERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1021878
Date first listed:
13-Nov-1962
Statutory Address:
THE CLOISTERS

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE CLOISTERS

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Westwood
National Grid Reference:
ST 80161 58878

Details

ST 85 NW WESTWOOD IFORD

6/230 The Cloisters

13-11-62

GV II*

Italian-style cloisters as garden feature. Completed 1914 by Peto. Coursed rubble stone, shallow stone slate roof. Square: encloses arcaded cloisters. Single-storey, 5-bay front. Central doorway with Italian double iron grilles in Italian marble architrave, round-headed niche either side containing statues of monk and bishop, double round-headed window with central marble column to sides, statue of the Virgin and Child from Treviso over doorway with gabled canopy and other fragments of reset carving. Corners of exterior have cable-moulded shafts. Right return has triple round-headed window with marble columns and balcony with balustrade, lunette with grille and bell to right. Left return and rear have gabled projections for internal 'transepts'. Interior has cloister arcade of coupled marble columns and stilted round arches, barrel-vaulted roofs to cloister and 'transept's. Wellhead in centre of courtyard from Aquilegia. Walls and 'transepts' set with part of Peto's collection of Italian and Byzantine sculpture, religious and secular. This unusual building was built to house this fine collection. (E. Cartwright-Hignett, The Gardens at Iford Manor, 1985)

Listing NGR: ST8016358884

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
314678
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hignett, E C, The Gardens at Iford Manor, (1985)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 46 Wiltshire,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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