STATUE OF MERCURY IN BRIDGEMAN'S AMPHITHEATRE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1052957

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Jun-1988

Statutory Address: STATUE OF MERCURY IN BRIDGEMAN'S AMPHITHEATRE

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Location

Statutory Address: STATUE OF MERCURY IN BRIDGEMAN'S AMPHITHEATRE

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: SP 47811 24396

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 252892

Legacy System: LBS

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

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