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Column of Venus Genetrix

A Grade I Listed Building in Wilton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.077 / 51°4'37"N

Longitude: -1.8543 / 1°51'15"W

OS Eastings: 410303

OS Northings: 130862

OS Grid: SU103308

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZV.D03

Mapcode Global: FRA 7608.MFM

Plus Code: 9C3W34GW+Q7

Entry Name: Column of Venus Genetrix

Listing Date: 8 June 1978

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199991

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319369

ID on this website: 101199991

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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Column of Venus
SU 13 SW 1/128


Antique (C3 AD).
White Egyptian granite column from the Temple of Venus Genetrix in Rome
bought for the Arundel collection by Evelyn circa 1650 (bought subsequently
by 5th Earl). For long the centrepiece of the forecourt of Wilton House.
Moved to present position by Wyatt in early C19. Corinthian capital and
high white marble base fitted in C17. Topped by good late Renaissance bronze
statue of Venus (also bought by Evelyn). Overall height 32 ft. Set in gravel
square in vista from loggietta (qv).

Listing NGR: SU1030330862

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