Grotto 250 metres south east of St Giles House, Wimborne St. Giles - East Dorset

Grotto c1751-53, located 250 metres to the south east of the house, at the east end of a winding channel of water running towards the lake. One of several garden buildings situated in the C17 and C18 landscape. The Grotto was subject to a major programme of repair during 2014, under a Natural England Stewardship scheme. External consolidation and much of the internal shell decoration reinstated. A further and final phase of repair to the vault is anticipated.

Grotto 250 metres south east of St Giles House, Wimborne St. Giles - East Dorset
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Grotto 250 metres south east of St Giles House
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1120131
  • Local Planning Authority: East Dorset
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building

Location

  • Building Name: Grotto 250 metres south east of St Giles House
  • County: Dorset
  • District / Borough: East Dorset
  • Parish: Wimborne St. Giles
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North Dorset
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: E - Under repair or in fair to good repair, but no user identified; or under threat of vacancy with no obvious new user (applicable only to buildings capable of beneficial use)
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade II*

Contact Details

Sarah Ball 0117 975 0666

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England