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Statue of Mercury in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rousham, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9161 / 51°54'57"N

Longitude: -1.3063 / 1°18'22"W

OS Eastings: 447811

OS Northings: 224396

OS Grid: SP478243

Mapcode National: GBR 7VM.SNZ

Mapcode Global: VHCX1.93SH

Entry Name: Statue of Mercury in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Last Amended: 29 June 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052957

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252892

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

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 ....)
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

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