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Column of Venus Genetrix, Wilton

Description: Column of Venus Genetrix

Grade: I
Date Listed: 8 June 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 319369

OS Grid Reference: SU1030330862
OS Grid Coordinates: 410303, 130862
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0770, -1.8543

Location: Wilton, Wiltshire SP2 8PH

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

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Listing Text

Column of Venus
SU 13 SW 1/128


Antique (C3 AD).
White Egyptian granite column from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in Rome
bought for the Arundel collection by Evelyn circa 1650 (bought subsequently
by 5th Earl). For long the centrepiece of the forecourt of Wilton House.
Moved to present position by Wyatt in early C19. Corinthian capital and
high white marble base fitted in C17. Topped by good late Renaissance bronze
statue of Venus (also bought by Evelyn). Overall height 32 ft. Set in gravel
square in vista from loggietta (qv).

Listing NGR: SU1030330862

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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