The Grotto, the Tomb, and the Tunnel at Ashridge Management College (100 metres to south of the Chapel), Little Gaddesden - Dacorum

A garden feature, known also as "The Souterrain", executed c1813-1821 by Wyatville to a design by Repton (who laid out the garden). The "tomb" is that of the Duke of Bridgewater's favourite horse, and adjoins the Tunnel, which is lined with flint on a structural iron grid. The latter is corroding, causing the flints to fall out, and making the tunnel unsafe, and forcing its closure

The Grotto, the Tomb, and the Tunnel at Ashridge Management College (100 metres to south of the Chapel), Little Gaddesden - Dacorum
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Grotto, Tomb And Souterrein At Ashridge
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1174274
    Local Planning Authority:
    Dacorum
    Site Type:
    Education > College

Location

    Building Name:
    The Grotto
    County:
    Hertfordshire
    District / Borough:
    Dacorum
    Parish:
    Little Gaddesden
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Hemel Hempstead
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Educational (independent)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II*