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Statue of Mercury in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre, Rousham

Description: Statue of Mercury in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre

Grade: II*
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

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

14/236 Statue of Mercury in
27/08/57 Bridgeman's Amphitheatre
(Formerly listed under
Lower and Cascades in Venus'
Vale including the statue of
Mercury ....)
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
and 1740.
(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

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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