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Holbein Porch, Wilton

Description: Holbein Porch

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 319354

OS Grid Reference: SU0965030996
OS Grid Coordinates: 409650, 130996
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0782, -1.8636

Locality: Wilton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP2 8PH

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Listing Text

Holbein Porch
SU 0930 5/1D 4.8.51.


After 1548 and before 1563. Now a garden pavilion. Originally the entrance
to the house from north of courtyard. Said to have been designed by Hans
Holbein (died 1543). Removed to present position by Wyatt circa 1800.
A splendid 2 storey porch, square in plan with freestanding corner set back
paired columns. Highly ornamented. Ashlar. Corners rebated. Ground floor
Ionic. 1st floor Corinthian, both fluted and reeded. Plinth and bases
to ground floor, entablature of ground floor acts as plinth to 1st floor.
Elaborate cresting of coupled fan pediments, griffins and urns. Each front
has a central panel of arms and 2 busts in roundels on 1st floor. On ground
floor entrances on 3 sides with elaborate architraves. Inside is a moulded
cornice with bracket corbels below seven 3-centred moulded ribs with central
pendants. Traces of colour.

Listing NGR: SU1055030729

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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