EYECATCHER AT SP 4828 2603

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1357142
Date first listed:
08-Dec-1955
Statutory Address:
EYECATCHER AT SP 4828 2603

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Location

Statutory Address:
EYECATCHER AT SP 4828 2603

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

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
Cherwell (District Authority)
Parish:
Steeple Aston
National Grid Reference:
SP 48280 26030

Details

STEEPLE ASTON SP42NE 2/98 Eyecatcher at SP 4828 2603 08/12/55 - II*

Eyecatcher. c.1740 by William Kent. Naristone rubble with squared dressings. A folly in the form of a high wall, the top of which rises over 3 graduated arched openings and is ornamented with 11 rubble pinnacles. The front has shallow buttresses, and there are large raking buttresses to rear. The Eyecatcher stands on the skyline of the principal view from Ronsham Park, and forms an important feature of Kent's landscape design, It is one of the earliest examples of a sham ruin. (VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol XI, p29; buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p745; M. Jourdain, The Work of William Kent, 1948, p81.)

Listing NGR: SP4828026030

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
422387
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Jourdain, M , The Work of William Kent, (1948), 81
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 745
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1983), 29

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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