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Latitude: 51.6798 / 51°40'47"N
Longitude: -1.2173 / 1°13'2"W
OS Eastings: 454211
OS Northings: 198181
OS Grid: SU542981
Mapcode National: GBR 8ZY.R1F
Mapcode Global: VHCY7.V19L
Entry Name: Rockery Approximately 40 Metres South of Temple of Flora
Listing Date: 19 August 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1286127
English Heritage Legacy ID: 248328
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
12/91 Rockery approx. 40m. S of
Temple of Flora
Rockery. c.1771, extended probably early C19. Limestone and composition
boulders. Rockery forms one side of the ravine-like path leading past the grotto
(q.v.). A large slanting tablet within the rockery, commemorates Walter Clark,
"florist", in an inscription by William Whitehead, Poet Laureate. Clark, the
gardener who made the flower garden, died in 1784. The grotto formed part of the
innovative flower garden designed by the Reverend William Mason, the author of
"The English Flower Garden", for Lord Nuneham, afterwards the 2nd Earl Harcourt.
Included for group value.
(Nuneham Park is included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade I; M.
Batey, Nuneham Courtenay, 1970, p.27).
Listing NGR: SU5421198181
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