The Grotto, Wanstead Park E11 - Redbridge

Ruined grotto boathouse of circa 1762. It consists of a 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 but its stability is threatened by mortar failure, loss of rockwork, and self-sown vegetation. The City of London has carried out repairs and clearance, and commissioned a Conservation Management Plan to identify the most appropriate approach to securing the structure's long term future. Further discussions are required to take this forward.

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:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II, RPG grade II*, CA

Contact Details

Suzanne Lansley 020 8708 6690