THE ROTUNDA APPROXIMATELY 600 METRES WEST NORTH WEST OF DITCHLEY HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1251530

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Aug-1988

Statutory Address: THE ROTUNDA APPROXIMATELY 600 METRES WEST NORTH WEST OF DITCHLEY HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address: THE ROTUNDA APPROXIMATELY 600 METRES WEST NORTH WEST OF DITCHLEY HOUSE

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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Spelsbury

National Grid Reference: SP 38466 21361

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SPELSBURY DITCHLEY PARK SP32SE 8/173 The Rotunda approx. 600m WNW 27/08/57 of Ditchley House (Formerly listed as Ditchley Park Mansion and Temple)

GV II*

Garden temple. Circa 1760 by Stiff Leadbetter for the Earl of Litchfield. Limestone ashlar. Circular plan. A circular Ionic colonnade (the rear section a solid wall with corresponding pilasters) supports a heavy entablature and a lead-covered dome; rusticated decagonal base has 5 round-headed openings at the front, and at the rear is largely concealed by a turf double ramp leading to a panelled door at first-floor level. Between the columns is a delicate iron balustrade. Interior: dome has plaster coffering and a modillion cornice. An arched opening below the ramp leads to the enclosed rear section of the base. The Rotunda forms the principal focal point from the rear of Ditchley House. (Ditchley Park is included in the English Heritage Historic Gardens Register at Grade II*; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p576)

Listing NGR: SP3846621361

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 434128

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 576
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire

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