WATER TERRACE GARDENS, BERNINI FOUNTAIN ON WEST TERRACE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1052889

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Jul-1988

Statutory Address: WATER TERRACE GARDENS, BERNINI FOUNTAIN ON WEST TERRACE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: WATER TERRACE GARDENS, BERNINI FOUNTAIN ON WEST TERRACE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Blenheim

National Grid Reference: SP 43982 16000

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

BLENHEIM SP41NW 2/39 Water Terrace Gardens, Bernini 27/08/57 Fountain on West Terrace (Formerly listed as Bernini Fountain) GV I Fountain. Late C17, restored 1932. Marble and limestone. Four figures, depicting the rivers Nile, Ganges, Plata, and Danube or Tiber, arranged on rocky plinth surrounding obelisk. Small-scale version of fountain by Bernini at the Piazza Navona in Rome and given to the Duke of Marlborough in 1710 by the Spanish ambassador to the Papal Court in Rome. Restored in 1932 and sited in the lower Water Terrace Gardens made by Achille Duchene for the Ninth Duke, 1925-30. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p475; National Monuments Record; D. Green: "The Bernini Fountain at Blenheim"; Country Life, Vol 110 (1951), pp268-9; Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardensx at Grade I)

Listing NGR: SP4398216000

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 253025

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1951)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire

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