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Column and Vase Approximately 20 Metres South West of the Temple of Flora

A Grade II Listed Building in Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1193524

English Heritage Legacy ID: 248325

Location: Nuneham Courtenay, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX44

County: Oxfordshire

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

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Listing Text

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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