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Group of 4 Statues of the Four Elements, About 400 Metres South East of the Remains of Fonthill Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0761 / 51°4'34"N

Longitude: -2.1103 / 2°6'37"W

OS Eastings: 392368

OS Northings: 130762

OS Grid: ST923307

Mapcode National: GBR 2Y5.F95

Mapcode Global: FRA 66G8.PPP

Entry Name: Group of 4 Statues of the Four Elements, About 400 Metres South East of the Remains of Fonthill Abbey

Listing Date: 6 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320874

Location: Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire, SP3

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Fonthill Gifford

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Fonthill Gifford Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 93 SW (east side)

1/311 Group of 4 statues of the Four
Elements, about 400m south-east
of the remains of Fonthill Abbey


Group of 4 statues. Mid C19. Limestone, near life-size statues of
the Four Elements on plinth. Reputedly bought by the Marquess of
Westminster in the Paris Exhibition 1855 or 1867, for the gardens
surrounding Fonthill Abbey (1846 by William Burn, demolished 1955).
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST9236830762

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