STATUE OF LION AND HORSE APPROXIAMTELY 85 METRES NORTH OF ROUSHAM PARK AND AT NORTH END OF BOWLING GREEN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1052950
Date first listed:
27-Aug-1957
Date of most recent amendment:
29-Jun-1988
Statutory Address:
STATUE OF LION AND HORSE APPROXIAMTELY 85 METRES NORTH OF ROUSHAM PARK AND AT NORTH END OF BOWLING GREEN

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Location

Statutory Address:
STATUE OF LION AND HORSE APPROXIAMTELY 85 METRES NORTH OF ROUSHAM PARK AND AT NORTH END OF BOWLING GREEN

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Rousham
National Grid Reference:
SP4785224316

Details

ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS SP4724 14/216 Statue of lion and horse 27/08/57 approx. 85m N of Rousham Park and at N end of Bowling Green (Formerly listed under .... and marble statue of a lion mauling a horse, on pedestal) GV II* Statue. 1743, by Scheemakers. Limestone. Depicts lion mauling horse, and stands on ashlar pedestal with moulded cornice. Stands at head of grass slope running down to River Cherwell, providing views of the 2 eyecatchers in Steeple Aston C.P. - Chapel of the Mill and Ornamental Arch. Forms a part of the landscape gardens laid out by William Kent, c.1733-40. (Rousham Park is included in the H.B.M.C. Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p745; R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors, 1660-1851, 1951, p342) `

Listing NGR: SP4785224316

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
252872
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gunnis, R, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, (1953), 342
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 745
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.

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