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Temple of Echo, Rousham

Description: Temple of Echo

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252888

OS Grid Reference: SP4778224598
OS Grid Coordinates: 447782, 224598
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9179, -1.3067

Location: Rousham, Oxfordshire OX25 5PB

Locality: Rousham
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX25 5PB

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Listing Text

14/232 Temple of Echo
27/08/57 (Formerly listed under The
Pyramid and Townsend's
Garden temple. c.1738-40 by William Kent and William Townesend. Limestone
ashlar; hipped Welsh slate roof. Octagonal plan. Classical style. Pedimented
portico has two Tuscan columns in antis. Moulded cornices and vermiculated
frieze. 6-pane sash with heavy glazing bars to left. Interior: Roman tomb.
Architectural frames to niches and Hellenistic-style relief carving. Part of the
landscape gardens laid out by William Kent between 1733 and 1740. Probably
designed by Kent and built by Townesend.
(Rousham Park is included in the H.B.M.C. Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade
I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p746; M. Jourdain, The Work of William
Kent, 1948, p80)

Listing NGR: SP4778224598

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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