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Rockery Approximately 40 Metres South of Temple of Flora

A Grade II Listed Building in Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3WMQHM+W3

Entry Name: Rockery Approximately 40 Metres South of Temple of Flora

Listing Date: 19 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286127

English Heritage Legacy ID: 248328

Location: Nuneham Courtenay, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX44

County: 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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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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