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Rockery Approximately 40 Metres South of Temple of Flora, Nuneham Courtenay

Description: Rockery Approximately 40 Metres South of Temple of Flora

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 248328

OS Grid Reference: SU5421198184
OS Grid Coordinates: 454211, 198184
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6798, -1.2173

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

12/91 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: SU5421198184

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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