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Screen with Alcove and Niches South South West of Heythrop House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Heythrop, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9327 / 51°55'57"N

Longitude: -1.4746 / 1°28'28"W

OS Eastings: 436220

OS Northings: 226148

OS Grid: SP362261

Mapcode National: GBR 6SW.S03

Mapcode Global: VHBZ9.DP98

Entry Name: Screen with Alcove and Niches South South West of Heythrop House

Listing Date: 16 September 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1112992

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477294

Location: Heythrop, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Heythrop

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Heythrop

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


1717/5/10001 Screen with alcove and niches SSW of Heythrop House


Ornamental garden screen. Early C18; probably circa 1710 by Thomas Archer, for the Duke of Shrewsbury. Ashlar. 3-bay screen with wide alcove with segmental arch in slightly advanced central bay, and flanking round-headed niches, all with arris mouldings, and with cyma moulded cornice above. The alcove has three small round-headed niches inside and a groin vault. The flanking niches each have stone shelves for statues. At the back there is a semi-circular bay at the centre built of large rustic blocks, and the wall to the left and right has been supported by concrete buttresses.
NOTE: This screen and the nearby bath house and its reservoir ((qv) item 10002) are features in a very early example of a naturalistic garden.
SOURCE Victoria County History, vol.11, p.135.

Listing NGR: SP3622026148

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