Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat House, Warminster, is the home of the Marquis of Bath and was where Greg Bright built Britain's first three-dimensional maze in 1978. It is the world's largest permanent hedge maze. [Pennick, p.163; Fisher, pp.74, 76, 94-95 & 152-153, with colour photos on pp.94-95.] In 1992, the Marquis added a Maze of Love, and in 1996, he had Randall Coate design a maze and a labyrinth (i.e. a unicursal maze) based on the Daedalus legend, including considerable erotic symbolism of Pasiphae and the bull! In 1998(?) Adrian Fisher designed and installed a fine mirror maze.


In Warminster, the Grammar School has a doorway designed by Christopher Wren for Longleat [Child, p. 42].


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