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Statue of Bacchus in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre, Rousham

Description: Statue of Bacchus in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252891

OS Grid Reference: SP4780624406
OS Grid Coordinates: 447806, 224406
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9161, -1.3063

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

14/235 Statue of Bacchus in
27/08/57 Bridgeman's Amphitheatre
(Formerly listed under
Statue of Bacchus on pedestal
Statue. Early C18, probably by John an Nost. Lead statue of Bacchus, holding
cup and grapes and accompanied by dog, stands on panelled limestone pedestal
with moulded plinth and cornice. One of a group of 3 statues - including Ceres
(q.v.) and Mercury (q.v.) - which stand in front of traces of an amphitheatre
which was part of Charles Bridgeman's layout of the 1720s. Part of the landscape
gardens laid out by William Kent between 1733 and 1740.
(Rousham Park is included in the H.B.M.C. Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade
I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p 746)

Listing NGR: SP4780624406

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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