Grotto At Base Of South Side Of Castle Mound

Date:
25 Oct 1999
Location:
Grotto At Base Of South Side Of Castle Mound, Marlborough, Kennet, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA
Reference:
IOE01/00268/18
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

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

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Mack_Hilary IOE Records for Mack, Hilary; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mrs Hilary Mack. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Mack, Hilary

Rights Holder: Mack, Hilary

Keywords

Flint, Stone, Stuart Grotto, Georgian Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces