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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: WATER TERRACE GARDENS, BERNINI FOUNTAIN ON WEST TERRACE

List entry Number: 1052889

Location

WATER TERRACE GARDENS, BERNINI FOUNTAIN ON WEST TERRACE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
OxfordshireWest OxfordshireDistrict AuthorityBlenheim

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Jul-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 253025

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History

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Details

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

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: Country Life - Date: 1951 - Journal Title: Country Life
  2. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 34 Oxfordshire - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: SP 43982 16000

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