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Latitude: 51.6799 / 51°40'47"N
Longitude: -1.2174 / 1°13'2"W
OS Eastings: 454206
OS Northings: 198194
OS Grid: SU542981
Mapcode National: GBR 8ZY.R08
Mapcode Global: VHCY7.V18H
Entry Name: Column and Vase Approximately 20 Metres South West of the Temple of Flora
Listing Date: 19 August 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1193524
English Heritage Legacy ID: 248325
Location: Nuneham Courtenay, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX44
District: South Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Nuneham Courtenay
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Marsh Baldon with Toot Baldon and Nuneham Courtenay
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
NUNEHAM COURTENAY NUNEHAM PARK
12/88 Column and vase approx. 20m.
SW of the Temple of Flora
Column and vase. Probably c.1771. Limestone and terracotta. A plain circular
column with a moulded base carries an elaborate terracotta vase on a fluted stem
with a moulded cover. The bowl is decorated with festoons between 3 rams-head
handles and the front is inscribed "IN HORTO/FUIT COR". The vase was probably a
feature of the innovatory flower garden designed in 1771 by the Reverend William
Mason, author of "The English Flower Garden", for Lord Nuneham, afterwards the
2nd Earl Harcourt.
(Nuneham Park is included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade 1;
Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.729; M.Batey: Nuneham Courtenay, 1970,
Listing NGR: SU5420698194
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