Description: Statue of Ceres in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252893
OS Grid Reference: SP4782224398
OS Grid Coordinates: 447822, 224398
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9161, -1.3061
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ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS
14/237 Statue of Ceres in Bridgeman's
(Formerly listed as Statue of
Ceres on pedestal)
Statue. Early C18, probably by John Van Nost. Lead statue of Ceres, with sheaf
of corn at her feet, stands on panelled limestone pedestal with moulded plinth
and cornice. One of a group of 3 statues - including Bacchus (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: p746)
Listing NGR: SP4782224398
Source: English Heritage
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