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Three Urns on the Site of Old Fonthill Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.078 / 51°4'40"N

Longitude: -2.1174 / 2°7'2"W

OS Eastings: 391869

OS Northings: 130973

OS Grid: ST918309

Mapcode National: GBR 1WT.CH3

Mapcode Global: FRA 66G8.LWF

Plus Code: 9C3V3VHM+62

Entry Name: Three Urns on the Site of Old Fonthill Abbey

Listing Date: 6 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183814

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320876

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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ST 93 SW (north side)

1/87 Three urns on the site of Old
Fonthill Abbey


Three urns. Probably mid C19. Limestone. Large urn in centre has
square corniced plinth with lion's heads on each side, urn is
decorated with swags and scrolled volutes. Smaller urn either side
on square corniced plinth with rosettes, urns with gadrooned rims
and strap decoration to sides. Said to have been brought here by
the Marquess of Westminster from the Paris Exhibition of 1855 or
1867, following the demolition of Beckford's Abbey and the building
nearby of a country house by William Burn for the Westminsters
(demolished 1955).

Listing NGR: ST9186930973

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