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

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
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Educational (independent)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II*

Contact Details

Andrew Martindale 01223 582705