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Upper Cascade Including Statues of Venus and Swans in Venus Vale, Rousham

Description: Upper Cascade Including Statues of Venus and Swans in Venus Vale

Grade: II*
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

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

14/228 Upper Cascade including
27/08/57 statues of Venus and Swans in
Venus' Vale
(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

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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