The Grotto, Wanstead Park E11 - Redbridge

Ruined grotto boathouse of circa 1762. It consists of a large honeycomb rockwork facade of segmental plan with several arches at lake level, and window openings above. The area is fenced off from public access. The grotto has been managed as a ruin for many decades but its stability is threatened by mortar failure, loss of rockwork, and self-sown vegetation. The City of London has carried out further repairs and clearance, and commissioned a comprehensive Conservation Management Plan to identify the most appropriate approach to securing the structure's long term future.

The Grotto, Wanstead Park E11 - Redbridge
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    THE GROTTO
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1183624
    Local Planning Authority:
    Redbridge
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building

Location

    Building Name:
    The Grotto
    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Redbridge
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Leyton and Wanstead
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA