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Latitude: 51.9179 / 51°55'4"N
Longitude: -1.3067 / 1°18'23"W
OS Eastings: 447782
OS Northings: 224598
OS Grid: SP477245
Mapcode National: GBR 7VM.LH1
Mapcode Global: VHCX1.92L2
Entry Name: Temple of Echo
Listing Date: 27 August 1957
Last Amended: 29 June 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1052956
English Heritage Legacy ID: 252888
Location: Rousham, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX25
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Rousham
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Rousham
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
ROUSHAM ROUSHAM PARK GARDENS
14/232 Temple of Echo
27/08/57 (Formerly listed under The
Pyramid and Townsend's
Garden temple. c.1738-40 by William Kent and William Townesend. Limestone
ashlar; hipped Welsh slate roof. Octagonal plan. Classical style. Pedimented
portico has two Tuscan columns in antis. Moulded cornices and vermiculated
frieze. 6-pane sash with heavy glazing bars to left. Interior: Roman tomb.
Architectural frames to niches and Hellenistic-style relief carving. Part of the
landscape gardens laid out by William Kent between 1733 and 1740. Probably
designed by Kent and built by Townesend.
(Rousham Park is included in the H.B.M.C. Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade
I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p746; M. Jourdain, The Work of William
Kent, 1948, p80)
Listing NGR: SP4778124598
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