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Corinthian Arch - Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 01.252 W 001° 00.575
30U E 636573 N 5765229
Quick Description: This is the Corinthian Arch at Stowe.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/6/2009 12:15:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM65DW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:
This grand arch is one of the many monuments and temples in the famous landscape gardens of Stowe. It was designed by Thomas Pitt and was built in 1764-1767. It stands at the summit of the Grand Avenue hill.

It is 60 feet in height and width and and was built as an eye-catcher which it certainly is. This view is from the southern approach road to Stowe. The large columns contain two four storeyed houses in each!

The arch is a symbol of wealth and influence and the only person known to have passed through it as an entrance is Queen Victoria when it was opened.
Type: Triumphal (Monument/Memorial)

Subtype: Sculpture

Location: Stowe Landscape Gardens

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