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Latitude: 51.8408 / 51°50'26"N
Longitude: -1.3619 / 1°21'42"W
OS Eastings: 444059
OS Northings: 215994
OS Grid: SP440159
Mapcode National: GBR 7WH.JJ8
Mapcode Global: VHCX6.BZWQ
Entry Name: Water Terrace Garden, East Terrace
Listing Date: 27 July 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1368026
English Heritage Legacy ID: 253023
Location: Blenheim, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Blenheim
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
2/37, 8/37 Water Terrace Gardens, East
Water Terrace Gardens. 1925-30, by Achille Duchene for Ninth Duke of
Marlborough. Limestone ashlar kerb walls with ball finials to pools and
surrounding parterre beds, which form square in centre of terrace. To corners of
pools are lead female statues, probably representing Venus, surmounting moulded
ashlar pedestals with fretted friezes; small lead statues of putti and cloaked
woman sit on kerb walls surrounding pools. Stone urns surmount wall to West
Terrace (q.v.), with lead putto to south-west; tall limestone ashlar walls to
south, with ball finials to wall bounding steps. Stone urns surmount low
limestone ashlar wall to north, which has steps to raised walk along north side
of terrace. Raised walk has lead statue of warrior with sword and shield,
surmounting moulded ashlar pedestal with fretted frieze; ball finials flank
steps to raised entrance to Terrace to north-east, which has lead statue of man
untying sandels on similar pedestal and sarcophagus with frieze of classical
(Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I;
Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: pp474-5; D. Green: Blenheim Palace: 1951)
Listing NGR: SP4405915994
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