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WHISPERING SEAT

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.

Name: WHISPERING SEAT

List entry Number: 1023772

Location

WHISPERING SEAT

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Wilton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Jun-1978

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 319368

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

1. 5409 WILTON PARK Whispering Seat SU 13 SW 1/127

II

2. 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

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National Grid Reference: SU 10264 30959

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