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Whispering Seat, Wilton

Description: Whispering Seat

Grade: II
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

Location: Wilton, Wiltshire SP2 8PH

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

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Listing Text

Whispering Seat
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

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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