Description: Whispering Seat
Date Listed: 8 June 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 319368
OS Grid Reference: SU1026430959
OS Grid Coordinates: 410264, 130959
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0779, -1.8548
5409 WILTON PARK
SU 13 SW 1/127
Circa 1822. One of a number of curved plan stone garden seats probably
designed by Sir Richard Westmacott or Wyattville. Inspired from one at
Dropmore. [Clearly similar in handling to the loggia qv]. Large scale.
Semi-circular bench (stone) on fluted supports. Large scrolls at each end.
High panelled ashlar back with moulded cope returned on each side with 2
panelled piers supporting vases. This seat approached by a number of wide
shallow steps enclosed by a formal yew hedge layout. Narrow steps to each side.
Listing NGR: SU1055030729
Source: English Heritage
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