Description: Statue of Mercury in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252892
OS Grid Reference: SP4781124396
OS Grid Coordinates: 447811, 224396
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9160, -1.3063
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ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS
14/236 Statue of Mercury in
27/08/57 Bridgeman's Amphitheatre
(Formerly listed under
Lower and Cascades in Venus'
Vale including the statue of
Statue. Early C18, probably by John Van Nost. Lead statue of Mercury stands on
limestone panelled pedestal with moulded plinth and cornice. One of a group of 3
statues - including Bacchus (q.v.) and Ceres (q.v.) - which stand in front of
the 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
(Rousham Park is included in the H. B. M. C. Register of Parks and Gardens at
Grade I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p746)
Listing NGR: SP4781124396
Source: English Heritage
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