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Whispering Seat

A Grade II Listed Building in Wilton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0779 / 51°4'40"N

Longitude: -1.8548 / 1°51'17"W

OS Eastings: 410264

OS Northings: 130959

OS Grid: SU102309

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZT.CW6

Mapcode Global: FRA 7608.M6N

Entry Name: Whispering Seat

Listing Date: 8 June 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023772

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319368

Location: Wilton, Wiltshire, SP2

County: Wiltshire

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

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Listing Text

Whispering Seat
SU 13 SW 1/127


Circa 1822. One of a number of curved plan stone garden seats probably
designed by Sir Richard Westmacott or Wyattville. Inspired from one at
Dropmore. [Clearly similar in handling to the loggia qv]. Large scale.
Semi-circular bench (stone) on fluted supports. Large scrolls at each end.
High panelled ashlar back with moulded cope returned on each side with 2
panelled piers supporting vases. This seat approached by a number of wide
shallow steps enclosed by a formal yew hedge layout. Narrow steps to each side.

Listing NGR: SU1055030729

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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