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Sculpture of the Four Elements, approximately 480m south-east of the remains of Old Fonthill Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0759 / 51°4'33"N

Longitude: -2.1123 / 2°6'44"W

OS Eastings: 392226

OS Northings: 130736

OS Grid: ST922307

Mapcode National: GBR 2Y5.DSM

Mapcode Global: FRA 66G8.NXC

Entry Name: Sculpture of the Four Elements, approximately 480m south-east of the remains of Old 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

FONTHILL GIFFORD FONTHILL ABBEY WOOD
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

GV II

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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