WHISPERING SEAT

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1023772

Date first listed: 08-Jun-1978

Statutory Address: WHISPERING SEAT

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: WHISPERING SEAT

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

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Wilton

National Grid Reference: SU 10264 30959

Summary

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 319368

Legacy System: LBS

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