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Water Terrace Gardens, Bernini Fountain on West Terrace

A Grade I Listed Building in Blenheim, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8409 / 51°50'27"N

Longitude: -1.363 / 1°21'46"W

OS Eastings: 443982

OS Northings: 216000

OS Grid: SP439160

Mapcode National: GBR 7WH.J7G

Mapcode Global: VHCX6.BZ9N

Entry Name: Water Terrace Gardens, Bernini Fountain on West Terrace

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Last Amended: 27 July 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052889

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253025

Location: Blenheim, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Blenheim

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

BLENHEIM
SP41NW
2/39 Water Terrace Gardens, Bernini
27/08/57 Fountain on West Terrace
(Formerly listed as Bernini
Fountain)
GV I
Fountain. Late C17, restored 1932. Marble and limestone. Four figures, depicting
the rivers Nile, Ganges, Plata, and Danube or Tiber, arranged on rocky plinth
surrounding obelisk. Small-scale version of fountain by Bernini at the Piazza
Navona in Rome and given to the Duke of Marlborough in 1710 by the Spanish
ambassador to the Papal Court in Rome. Restored in 1932 and sited in the lower
Water Terrace Gardens made by Achille Duchene for the Ninth Duke, 1925-30.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p475; National Monuments Record; D. Green:
"The Bernini Fountain at Blenheim"; Country Life, Vol 110 (1951), pp268-9;
Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardensx at Grade I)


Listing NGR: SP4398216000

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