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Thames Head Statue, St John's Lock

A Grade II Listed Building in Buscot, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6896 / 51°41'22"N

Longitude: -1.68 / 1°40'48"W

OS Eastings: 422215

OS Northings: 199033

OS Grid: SU222990

Mapcode National: GBR 5VC.229

Mapcode Global: VHC0B.TSQL

Entry Name: Thames Head Statue, St John's Lock

Listing Date: 23 November 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182045

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251496

Location: Buscot, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, GL7

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Buscot

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Buscot

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/09/2012


SU29NW
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BUSCOT
Thames Head Statue, St
John's Lock


II


Statue. 1854 by Raffaelle Monti, modelled for the Crystal Palace in cement
and signed 'R Monti' on the base. A semi-reclining figure of the river god
with symbolic objects. He holds a shovel which represents the work of the
navvies (navigators) and at his feet are bales and a barrel to symbolise the
river's contribution to commerce. The statue was originally sited at the
headwaters of the Thames in Trewsbury Mead, near Coates, Gloucester until
moved to its present site on the lockside in 1974.


Listing NGR: SU2221599033

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