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Garden Seat Next to River Cherwell, and Garden Walls, Doorways and Gateway to East of Rousham Park, Rousham

Description: Garden Seat Next to River Cherwell, and Garden Walls, Doorways and Gateway to East of Rousham Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252896

OS Grid Reference: SP4801824236
OS Grid Coordinates: 448018, 224236
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9146, -1.3033

Location: Rousham, Oxfordshire OX25 4QU

Locality: Rousham
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX25 4QU

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Listing Text

SP4724, SP42SE
14/240, 4/240 Garden Seat next to River
27/08/57 Cherwell, and garden walls,
doorways and gateway to E of
Rousham House
(Formerly listed under.....
Garden wall with wrought-iron
gate to north of house)
Garden seat. c.1733-40. By William Kent. Limestone ashlar and rubble, set
against garden wall with six half-columns in recesses. Limestone rubble wall of
approximately 30 metres attached to 3 kitchen garden walls, dating from late C17
to early C19. Of coursed limestone and approximately 30 x 40 metres to
north-east. Similar wall with inner wall of Flemish bond brick with flared
headers, approximately 100 x 55 metres, to west: semi-circular stone arch over
mid C18 wrought-iron gateway to west and C17 pointed chamfered doorway to east.
Similar C17 square-headed doorway to churchyard in walls approximately 30 x 90
metres and with Dovecote (q.v.) to south-west. Part of the landscape gardens
later 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: SP4801824236

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Source: English Heritage

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