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Loggia to West of Wilton Park Together with Rear Wall and Approach Steps and Quadrants, Wilton

Description: Loggia to West of Wilton Park Together with Rear Wall and Approach Steps and Quadrants

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 319362

OS Grid Reference: SU0988831011
OS Grid Coordinates: 409888, 131011
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0783, -1.8602

Location: A30, Wilton, Wiltshire SP2 8PH

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

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Listing Text

4.8.51. Loggia to west of
Wilton House (formerly
listed as Loggia to
south-west of the
Riding School),
- together with rear
wall and approach
steps and quadrants
SU 0931 5/1E


Circa 1826. Simple Italianate design of 3 arches, possibly by Wyattville
and Sir Richard Westmacott. (Estimate for work signed 23.iii. 1826 by Thomas
Built in ashlar against a high ashlar garden wall which continues the modillion
block cornice of the loggia. Impost moulding and architraves to arches.
Blocking course. Outer spandrels with carved panels. Panels below with tritons to
left and Europa to right (from de Caux's grotto, see also under Park School
House). Interior reached by 2 moulded steps, the lower one forming a moulded
plinth to the loggia. The interior has a moulded cornice and a round-headed
window to each side over open balustrade. Double doors to rear exit with
6 carved panels and flanking antique marble columns with smaller antique
Corinthian caps; 2 flanking inset marble reliefs - to left tritons, to right
the birth of Venus (again from de Caux's grotto). Side benches. Numerous
other marbles and reliefs. The loggia is flanked by ramped quadrant walls
and panelled returns, and approached by a series of moulded steps from Wyatt's
west terrace and the Italian Garden. The approach steps are interrupted
by 2 solid piers.

Listing NGR: SU0988831011

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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