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The Cloisters

A Grade II* Listed Building in Westwood, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3287 / 51°19'43"N

Longitude: -2.2861 / 2°17'9"W

OS Eastings: 380161

OS Northings: 158878

OS Grid: ST801588

Mapcode National: GBR 0R5.QTK

Mapcode Global: VH96V.BV8T

Entry Name: The Cloisters

Listing Date: 13 November 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1021878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 314678

Location: Westwood, Wiltshire, BA15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Westwood

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Westwood St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


6/230 The Cloisters



Italian-style cloisters as garden feature. Completed 1914 by Peto.
Coursed rubble stone, shallow stone slate roof. Square: encloses
arcaded cloisters. Single-storey, 5-bay front. Central doorway
with Italian double iron grilles in Italian marble architrave,
round-headed niche either side containing statues of monk and
bishop, double round-headed window with central marble column to
sides, statue of the Virgin and Child from Treviso over doorway
with gabled canopy and other fragments of reset carving. Corners
of exterior have cable-moulded shafts. Right return has triple
round-headed window with marble columns and balcony with
balustrade, lunette with grille and bell to right. Left return and
rear have gabled projections for internal 'transepts'.
Interior has cloister arcade of coupled marble columns and stilted
round arches, barrel-vaulted roofs to cloister and 'transept's.
Wellhead in centre of courtyard from Aquilegia. Walls and
'transepts' set with part of Peto's collection of Italian and
Byzantine sculpture, religious and secular. This unusual building
was built to house this fine collection.
(E. Cartwright-Hignett, The Gardens at Iford Manor, 1985)

Listing NGR: ST8016358884

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