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STATUE OF MERCURY IN BRIDGEMAN'S AMPHITHEATRE

List Entry Summary

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

Name: STATUE OF MERCURY IN BRIDGEMAN'S AMPHITHEATRE

List entry Number: 1052957

Location

STATUE OF MERCURY IN BRIDGEMAN'S AMPHITHEATRE

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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Rousham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Jun-1988

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 252892

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History

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Details

ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS SP4724 14/236 Statue of Mercury in 27/08/57 Bridgeman's Amphitheatre (Formerly listed under Lower and Cascades in Venus' Vale including the statue of Mercury ....) GV II* Statue. Early C18, probably by John Van Nost. Lead statue of Mercury stands on limestone panelled pedestal with moulded plinth and cornice. One of a group of 3 statues - including Bacchus (q.v.) and Ceres (q.v.) - which stand in front of the traces of an amphitheatre which was part of Charles Bridgeman's layout of the 1720s. Part of the landscape gardens laid out by William Kent between 1733 and 1740. (Rousham Park is included in the H. B. M. C. Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p746)

Listing NGR: SP4781124396

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 746
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire

National Grid Reference: SP 47811 24396

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