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Latitude: 51.0769 / 51°4'36"N
Longitude: -1.859 / 1°51'32"W
OS Eastings: 409975
OS Northings: 130854
OS Grid: SU099308
Mapcode National: GBR 3ZT.JTC
Mapcode Global: FRA 66Z8.RL1
Entry Name: Palladian Bridge
Listing Date: 4 August 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1023763
English Heritage Legacy ID: 319348
Location: Wilton, Wiltshire, SP2
Civil Parish: Wilton
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Wilton St Mary and St Nicholas
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
5409 WILTON PARK
SU 03 SE 1/1F 4.8.51.
1736-1737. Completed by Roger Morris, as clerk of works. The design inspired
by Palladio's rejected design for the Rialto Bridge in Venice (inter alia),
adapted and supervised by Henry 9th Earl of Pembroke.
Covered bridge with 5 bay Ionic colonnade on balustraded parapet. End
pavilions with pedimented breaks on each face and arched openings. Pulvinated
frieze and modillion cornice. Approached on each side by balustraded stairs
leading to balustraded platforms.
Interior: arches into end pavilions with scroll keys. Enriched cornice and lozenge
pattern ceiling divisons.
Bridge stands on a central and 2 flanking arches in rusticated basement
with 2 further arches to carry stairs. Keystone of one of the arches marked
"J C 1737".
Listing NGR: SU0997530854
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