Rousham, (also known as Rousham Park), Bicester, England
Record Id: 2856
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Rousham has a landscape park which includes gardens, pleasure grounds and a walled kitchen garden.
Brief history of site
The present grounds were laid out between 1715 and 1720 by Charles Bridgeman, and remodelled between 1733 to 1740 by William Kent. Kent retained much of the earlier scheme but incorporated important views over adjacent land, at the same time adding more Picturesque features such as ponds and cascades. The gardens have remained largely unaltered since the 18th century.
Address: Rousham Park, nr Steeple Aston, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 4QX
Oxfordshire; West Oxfordshire; Rousham
Historical County: Oxfordshire
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12 miles north of Oxford, off A4260.
Opening contact details:
The gardens are open daily from 10 am. The house is only open by prior arrangement. Please see:
Form of site: landscape garden
Purpose of site: pleasure ground
Context or principal building: great house
Site Style : English landscape garden
Site first created: 1715 to 1740
Main period of development: Early 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 55