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Statue of Ceres in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre, Rousham

Description: Statue of Ceres in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre

Grade: II*
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

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

14/237 Statue of Ceres in Bridgeman's
27/08/57 Amphitheatre
(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

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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