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Latitude: 51.9166 / 51°54'59"N
Longitude: -1.3077 / 1°18'27"W
OS Eastings: 447713
OS Northings: 224459
OS Grid: SP477244
Mapcode National: GBR 7VM.S7W
Mapcode Global: VHCX1.9311
Entry Name: Upper Cascade Including Statues of Venus and Swans in Venus Vale
Listing Date: 27 August 1957
Last Amended: 29 June 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1283383
English Heritage Legacy ID: 252884
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
14/228 Upper Cascade including
27/08/57 statues of Venus and Swans in
(Formerly listed under
Lower and Upper Cascades in
Venus' Vale including statue
of Mercury and the ......)
Cascade. c.1738-40, by William Kent. Coursed and dressed limestone, with
rock-faced rustication. Pedimented shape, with arch to cascade, surmounted by
lead statue of Venus and flanked by lead swans on moulded drums. Keystone to
arch is a marble memorial stone to Ringwood "an otter of extraordinary saqacity"
and "Tyrant of the Cherwell's Flood". Part of the landscape gardens laid out by
William Kent c.1733-40.
(Rousham Park is included in the H.B.M.C. Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade
I; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p745)
Listing NGR: SP4771324459
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