THE GEORGIAN BOATHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1146058

Date first listed: 06-Jan-1966

Statutory Address: THE GEORGIAN BOATHOUSE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE GEORGIAN BOATHOUSE

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

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Fonthill Bishop

National Grid Reference: ST 93420 32686

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History

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Details

FONTHILL GIFFORD FONTHILL PARK ST 93 SW (north side)

1/105 The Georgian Boathouse 6.1.66

GV II*

Boathouse or water temple. Mid C18. Limestone ashlar, vaulted roof covered in earth. Plan represents an aisled 'basilica' with transepts and apsidal west end, the wet dock being the 'nave' of 3 bays and 'crossing' and the walkways being the 'aisles', although the latter are now under water. Only entrance is from the lake, partly collapsed, with three semi-circular arches on square piers with foliage-carved capitals. Interior has barrel-vaulted 'nave' and 'aisles' on square piers with vermiculated capitals and pilasters, semi-circular niche in wall to each bay, 'crossing' is oval wet dock with domed ceiling and aisles carried round the curved walls, apsed west end with partly collapsed west wall with some rustic stonework. Probably part of Alderman William Beckford's building and landscape work in Fonthill Park between 1740 and 1755, associated with Fonthill Splendens. (J. Harris, Fonthill, Wiltshire in Country Life, 24th November 1966; engraving in John Rutter, Delineations of Fonthill, 1823)

Listing NGR: ST9342032686

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 320894

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Rutter, J, Delineations of Fonthill, (1823)
'Country Life' in 24 November, (1966)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 46 Wiltshire,

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