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

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

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

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

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 16 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/05564/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Chris Tresise. Source Historic England Archive
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