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Three Urns on the Site of Old Fonthill Abbey, Fonthill Gifford

Description: Three Urns on the Site of Old Fonthill Abbey

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 320876

OS Grid Reference: ST9186930973
OS Grid Coordinates: 391869, 130973
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0780, -2.1174

Location: Great Western Avenue, Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire SP3 6QR

Locality: Fonthill Gifford
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 6QR

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Listing Text

ST 93 SW (north side)

1/87 Three urns on the site of Old
Fonthill Abbey


Three urns. Probably mid C19. Limestone. Large urn in centre has
square corniced plinth with lion's heads on each side, urn is
decorated with swags and scrolled volutes. Smaller urn either side
on square corniced plinth with rosettes, urns with gadrooned rims
and strap decoration to sides. Said to have been brought here by
the Marquess of Westminster from the Paris Exhibition of 1855 or
1867, following the demolition of Beckford's Abbey and the building
nearby of a country house by William Burn for the Westminsters
(demolished 1955).

Listing NGR: ST9186930973

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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