Grand Stairs and Grotto 50 metres west of Shrubland Hall, Coddenham - Mid Suffolk

Part of the extensive gardens at Shrubland Hall, the staircase leads from the Balcony Garden to the Lower Panel Garden. Modelled on the gardens at Villa D'Este, Tivoli, Italy. They are known colloquially as 'The 100 Steps'. At the bottom of the fourth flight, they divide into two geometric flights under which a grotto has been formed. Vegetation is overtaking the steps and the ornate detail and the grotto is damaged. Condition is deteriorating. Historic England is actively working with the owner and the Local Authority to devise a scheme of repair and discussions are ongoing.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Grand Stairs and Grotto 50 metres west of Shrubland Hall
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1033241
    Local Planning Authority:
    Mid Suffolk
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building

Location

    Building Name:
    Grand Stairs and Grotto 50 metres west of Shrubland Hall
    County:
    Suffolk
    District / Borough:
    Mid Suffolk
    Parish:
    Coddenham
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
    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:
    Private
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade I

Contact Details

Christopher Laine 020 7973 3473