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Column and Vase Approximately 20 Metres South West of the Temple of Flora, Nuneham Courtenay

Description: Column and Vase Approximately 20 Metres South West of the Temple of Flora

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 248325

OS Grid Reference: SU5420698194
OS Grid Coordinates: 454206, 198194
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6799, -1.2174

Location: Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire OX44 9PD

Locality: Nuneham Courtenay
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX44 9PD

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Listing Text

12/88 Column and vase approx. 20m.
SW of the Temple of Flora


Column and vase. Probably c.1771. Limestone and terracotta. A plain circular
column with a moulded base carries an elaborate terracotta vase on a fluted stem
with a moulded cover. The bowl is decorated with festoons between 3 rams-head
handles and the front is inscribed "IN HORTO/FUIT COR". The vase was probably a
feature of the innovatory flower garden designed in 1771 by the Reverend William
Mason, author of "The English Flower Garden", for Lord Nuneham, afterwards the
2nd Earl Harcourt.
(Nuneham Park is included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade 1;
Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.729; M.Batey: Nuneham Courtenay, 1970,

Listing NGR: SU5420698194

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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