Description: Upper Cascade Including Statues of Venus and Swans in Venus Vale
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252884
OS Grid Reference: SP4771324459
OS Grid Coordinates: 447713, 224459
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9166, -1.3077
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ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS
14/228 Upper Cascade including
27/08/57 statues of Venus and Swans in
(Formerly listed under
Lower and Upper Cascades in
Venus' Vale including statue
of Mercury and the ......)
Cascade. c.1738-40, by William Kent. Coursed and dressed limestone, with
rock-faced rustication. Pedimented shape, with arch to cascade, surmounted by
lead statue of Venus and flanked by lead swans on moulded drums. Keystone to
arch is a marble memorial stone to Ringwood "an otter of extraordinary saqacity"
and "Tyrant of the Cherwell's Flood". 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)
Listing NGR: SP4771324459
Source: English Heritage
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