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Palladian Bridge

A Grade I Listed Building in Wilton, Wiltshire

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319348

Location: Wilton, Wiltshire, SP2

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Wilton

Built-Up Area: Wilton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Wilton St Mary and St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

Palladian Bridge
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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