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The Pyramid House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rousham, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9149 / 51°54'53"N

Longitude: -1.3045 / 1°18'16"W

OS Eastings: 447936

OS Northings: 224274

OS Grid: SP479242

Mapcode National: GBR 7VM.T75

Mapcode Global: VHCX1.B4QB

Entry Name: The Pyramid House

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Last Amended: 29 June 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367987

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252894

Location: Rousham, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

District: West 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

ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS
SP4724
14/238 The Pyramid House
27/08/57 (Formerly listed under The
Pyramid and Townsend's
Building)
GV II*
Gazebo. c.1733-40, by William Kent. Ironstone ashlar; pyramidal mid/late C19
plain tile roof with finial. One storey. Semi-circular archway has imposts
carried around flanking buttresses; Egyptian-style portrait relief in pediment
above. Interior: 3 niches and 2 portrait reliefs. Built to provide view over
River Cherwell towards eyecatchers in Steeple Aston parish. An unusual building,
probably inspired by Vanbrugh's former pyramid at Stowe. 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: SP4793624274

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