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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
Entry Name: Column of Venus Genetrix
Listing Date: 8 June 1978
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1199991
English Heritage Legacy ID: 319369
Location: Wilton, Wiltshire, SP2
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
5409 WILTON PARK
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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