British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Statue of Dying Gaul Approximately 5 Metres South West of Balustrade of Praeneste, Rousham

Description: Statue of Dying Gaul Approximately 5 Metres South West of Balustrade of Praeneste

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252875

OS Grid Reference: SP4776224421
OS Grid Coordinates: 447762, 224421
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9163, -1.3070

Location: Rousham, Oxfordshire OX25 4QT

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

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Rousham, Oxfordshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

14/219 Statue of Dying Gaul approx.
5m SW of balustrade of
(Formerly listed as ....,
statue of the Dying Gladiator
on pedestal, ....)

Statue. c.1743, by Scheemakers. Depicts Dying Gaul leaning on dexter arm and
with shield and dagger carved on vermiculated base set on ashlar pedestal with
moulded cornice. Part of the landscape gardens laid out by William Kent,
(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: SP4776224421

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.