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SCREEN WITH ALCOVE AND NICHES SOUTH SOUTH WEST OF HEYTHROP HOUSE

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: SCREEN WITH ALCOVE AND NICHES SOUTH SOUTH WEST OF HEYTHROP HOUSE

List entry Number: 1112992

Location

SCREEN WITH ALCOVE AND NICHES SOUTH SOUTH WEST OF HEYTHROP HOUSE

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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Heythrop

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-Sep-1999

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 477294

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History

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Details

SP32NE HEYTHROP HEYTHROPPARK

1717/5/10001 Screen with alcove and niches SSW of Heythrop House

GV II*

Ornamental garden screen. Early C18; probably circa 1710 by Thomas Archer, for the Duke of Shrewsbury. Ashlar. 3-bay screen with wide alcove with segmental arch in slightly advanced central bay, and flanking round-headed niches, all with arris mouldings, and with cyma moulded cornice above. The alcove has three small round-headed niches inside and a groin vault. The flanking niches each have stone shelves for statues. At the back there is a semi-circular bay at the centre built of large rustic blocks, and the wall to the left and right has been supported by concrete buttresses. NOTE: This screen and the nearby bath house and its reservoir ((qv) item 10002) are features in a very early example of a naturalistic garden. SOURCE Victoria County History, vol.11, p.135.



Listing NGR: SP3622026148

Selected Sources

Books and journals
The Victoria History of the County of : Volume 11135

National Grid Reference: SP 36220 26148

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