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Upper Cascade Including Statues of Venus and Swans in Venus' Vale

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rousham, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9166 / 51°54'59"N

Longitude: -1.3078 / 1°18'27"W

OS Eastings: 447708

OS Northings: 224460

OS Grid: SP477244

Mapcode National: GBR 7VM.S6L

Mapcode Global: VHCX1.9301

Plus Code: 9C3WWM8R+MV

Entry Name: Upper Cascade Including Statues of Venus and Swans in Venus' Vale

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Last Amended: 29 June 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252884

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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Listing Text

14/228 Upper Cascade including
27/08/57 statues of Venus and Swans in
Venus' Vale
(Formerly listed under
Lower and Upper Cascades in
Venus' Vale including statue
of Mercury and the ......)
Cascade. c.1738-40, by William Kent. Coursed and dressed limestone, with
rock-faced rustication. Pedimented shape, with arch to cascade, surmounted by
lead statue of Venus and flanked by lead swans on moulded drums. Keystone to
arch is a marble memorial stone to Ringwood "an otter of extraordinary saqacity"
and "Tyrant of the Cherwell's Flood". Part of the landscape gardens laid out by
William Kent c.1733-40.
(Rousham Park is included in the H.B.M.C. Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade
I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p745)

Listing NGR: SP4770824460

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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