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Statue of Bacchus in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rousham, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9161 / 51°54'58"N

Longitude: -1.3063 / 1°18'22"W

OS Eastings: 447806

OS Northings: 224406

OS Grid: SP478244

Mapcode National: GBR 7VM.SMN

Mapcode Global: VHCX1.93RF

Entry Name: Statue of Bacchus in Bridgeman's Amphitheatre

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Last Amended: 29 June 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252891

Location: Rousham, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX25

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Rousham

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Rousham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

14/235 Statue of Bacchus in
27/08/57 Bridgeman's Amphitheatre
(Formerly listed under
Statue of Bacchus on pedestal
Statue. Early C18, probably by John an Nost. Lead statue of Bacchus, holding
cup and grapes and accompanied by dog, stands on panelled limestone pedestal
with moulded plinth and cornice. One of a group of 3 statues - including Ceres
(q.v.) and Mercury (q.v.) - which stand in front of traces of an amphitheatre
which was part of Charles Bridgeman's layout of the 1720s. 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: p 746)

Listing NGR: SP4780624406

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