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MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE 1.
5407 Grotto at base of south side of Castle Mound SU 1868 5/273 II 2.
Not long before 1735 when Frances, Countess of Hertford, wrote "without partiality I think (it) is in itself much prettier than that at Twickenham". Flint. Stone band. Domical vaulted roof. Round-headed niche. The Countess, daughter-in-law of the 6th Duke, created a picturesque garden with a canal and a cascade; of which the grotto is the only relic.
Listing NGR: SU1839068623
Copyright IoE Mrs Hilary Mack. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Mack, Hilary
Rights Holder: Mack, Hilary
Flint, Stone, Stuart Grotto, Georgian Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces