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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1052957
English Heritage Legacy ID: 252892
Location: Rousham, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX25
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Rousham
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Rousham
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS
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
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
(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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