Description: The Pyramid House
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252894
OS Grid Reference: SP4793624274
OS Grid Coordinates: 447936, 224274
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9149, -1.3045
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ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS
14/238 The Pyramid House
27/08/57 (Formerly listed under The
Pyramid and Townsend's
Gazebo. c.1733-40, by William Kent. Ironstone ashlar; pyramidal mid/late C19
plain tile roof with finial. One storey. Semi-circular archway has imposts
carried around flanking buttresses; Egyptian-style portrait relief in pediment
above. Interior: 3 niches and 2 portrait reliefs. Built to provide view over
River Cherwell towards eyecatchers in Steeple Aston parish. An unusual building,
probably inspired by Vanbrugh's former pyramid at Stowe. 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: SP4793624274
Source: English Heritage
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