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Temple of Echo

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rousham, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9179 / 51°55'4"N

Longitude: -1.3067 / 1°18'24"W

OS Eastings: 447781

OS Northings: 224598

OS Grid: SP477245

Mapcode National: GBR 7VM.LH1

Mapcode Global: VHCX1.92K3

Entry Name: Temple of Echo

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Last Amended: 29 June 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052956

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252888

Location: Rousham, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Rousham

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Rousham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS
SP4724
14/232 Temple of Echo
27/08/57 (Formerly listed under The
Pyramid and Townsend's
Building)
GV II*
Garden temple. c.1738-40 by William Kent and William Townesend. Limestone
ashlar; hipped Welsh slate roof. Octagonal plan. Classical style. Pedimented
portico has two Tuscan columns in antis. Moulded cornices and vermiculated
frieze. 6-pane sash with heavy glazing bars to left. Interior: Roman tomb.
Architectural frames to niches and Hellenistic-style relief carving. Part of the
landscape gardens laid out by William Kent between 1733 and 1740. Probably
designed by Kent and built by Townesend.
(Rousham Park is included in the H.B.M.C. Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade
I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p746; M. Jourdain, The Work of William
Kent, 1948, p80)


Listing NGR: SP4778124598

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