THREE URNS ON THE SITE OF OLD FONTHILL ABBEY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1183814
Date first listed:
06-Jul-1987
Statutory Address:
THREE URNS ON THE SITE OF OLD FONTHILL ABBEY

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Location

Statutory Address:
THREE URNS ON THE SITE OF OLD FONTHILL ABBEY

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

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Fonthill Gifford
National Grid Reference:
ST 91869 30973

Details

FONTHILL GIFFORD FONTHILL ABBEY WOOD ST 93 SW (north side)

1/87 Three urns on the site of Old Fonthill Abbey

GV II

Three urns. Probably mid C19. Limestone. Large urn in centre has square corniced plinth with lion's heads on each side, urn is decorated with swags and scrolled volutes. Smaller urn either side on square corniced plinth with rosettes, urns with gadrooned rims and strap decoration to sides. Said to have been brought here by the Marquess of Westminster from the Paris Exhibition of 1855 or 1867, following the demolition of Beckford's Abbey and the building nearby of a country house by William Burn for the Westminsters (demolished 1955).

Listing NGR: ST9186930973

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
320876
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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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