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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1367987
English Heritage Legacy ID: 252894
Location: Rousham, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX25
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Rousham
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Rousham
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS
14/238 The Pyramid House
27/08/57 (Formerly listed under The
Pyramid and Townsend's
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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