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Description: Temple of Echo
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
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ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS
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
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Source: English Heritage
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