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The Riding School

A Grade I Listed Building in Wilton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0788 / 51°4'43"N

Longitude: -1.86 / 1°51'35"W

OS Eastings: 409904

OS Northings: 131066

OS Grid: SU099310

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZT.BL3

Mapcode Global: FRA 66Z8.K67

Entry Name: The Riding School

Listing Date: 4 August 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199905

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319351

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

The Riding School
SU 0931 5/1A 4.8.51.


Circa 1755. Now known to have been designed by the French architect Vallin
de la Mothc (the VD of previous attributions), although the executed building
departs considerably from his designs - possibly as result of revisions
by the young 10th Earl of Pembroke in the mid C18. Altered before 1800
by James Wyatt. Red brick with slate roof over basement. 6 principal glazing
bar windows with brick flat arches (3 retaining circa 1755 glazing bars).
South front designed as principal front but now altered. Gault brick with
high parapet over moulded cornice and stone coping with 4 ball finials and
central ramped panel with vase. Slight central double break, pedimented;
each break ashlar with raised quoins. Central round-arched entrance, lower
part blocked circa 1800 leaving tripartite glazing bar sash. Flanking
circa 1800 windows, glazing bar sashes with shaped 1755 aprons over and
carved shell panels below. Carved horse's head keystone to main entrance.
Linked to main house by circa 1814 wing, single storey ashlar over basement,
with crenellated parapet. North end has large double garage doors and projecting
flanking pavilions.
Interior retains spectators' gallery, fronted with Chinese fretwork and
boards inscribed with verses about the mythical origins of horse-mastership.

Listing NGR: SU0990431066

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