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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1021878



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


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Westwood

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-Nov-1962

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 314678

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6/230 The Cloisters



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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 80161 58878


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