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Statue of Lion and Horse Approxiamtely 85 Metres North of Rousham Park and at North End of Bowling G, Rousham

Description: Statue of Lion and Horse Approxiamtely 85 Metres North of Rousham Park and at North End of Bowling G

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252872

OS Grid Reference: SP4785124318
OS Grid Coordinates: 447851, 224318
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9153, -1.3057

Location: Rousham, Oxfordshire OX25 4QT

Locality: Rousham
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX25 4QT

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Listing Text

14/216 Statue of lion and horse
approx. 85m N of Rousham Park
and at N end of Bowling Green
(Formerly listed under ....
and marble statue of a lion
mauling a horse, on pedestal)
Statue. 1743, by Scheemakers. Limestone. Depicts lion mauling horse, and stands
on ashlar pedestal with moulded cornice. Stands at head of grass slope running
down to River Cherwell, providing views of the 2 eyecatchers in Steeple Aston
C.P. - Chapel of the Mill and Ornamental Arch. Forms a part of the landscape
gardens laid out by William Kent, c.1733-40.
(Rousham Park is included in the H.B.M.C. Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade
I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p745; R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British
Sculptors, 1660-1851, 1951, p342) `

Listing NGR: SP4785124318

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Source: English Heritage

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