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The County Cross, Wilton

Description: The County Cross

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 319251

OS Grid Reference: SU0970631206
OS Grid Coordinates: 409706, 131206
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0801, -1.8628

Location: Greyhound Lane, Wilton, Wiltshire SP2 0HT

Locality: Wilton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP2 0HT

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Listing Text

The County Cross
SU 0931 5/15 4.8.51.


Pre-C18. An undatable jumble of forms in stone. The octagonal base with
4 seats is probably mediaeval (it is illustrated in a drawing of Wilton done
circa 1568), possibly also the square pillar above this. The upper parts
are probably C17 and include a heavily sculpted block, possibly a cross
or more probably a sundial on corner cannon balls with above, also on corner
cannon balls, a moulded base for the C17 godrooned vase which caps this

Listing NGR: SU0970631206

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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