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Statue of Ceres in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rousham, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9161 / 51°54'57"N

Longitude: -1.3061 / 1°18'21"W

OS Eastings: 447822

OS Northings: 224398

OS Grid: SP478243

Mapcode National: GBR 7VM.SQ8

Mapcode Global: VHCX1.93WG

Plus Code: 9C3WWM8V+CH

Entry Name: Statue of Ceres in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Last Amended: 29 June 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283365

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252893

Location: Rousham, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: 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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14/237 Statue of Ceres in Bridgeman's
27/08/57 Amphitheatre
(Formerly listed as Statue of
Ceres on pedestal)
Statue. Early C18, probably by John Van Nost. Lead statue of Ceres, with sheaf
of corn at her feet, stands on panelled limestone pedestal with moulded plinth
and cornice. One of a group of 3 statues - including Bacchus (q.v.) and Mercury
(q.v.) - which stand in front of 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: SP4782224398

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