The Grotto At Upper Pond / The Shell Grotto

Date:
11 Sep 2002
Location:
The Grotto At Upper Pond, Hambledon Road, Busbridge, Waverley, Surrey
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The Shell Grotto, Hambledon Road, Busbridge, Waverley, Surrey
Reference:
IOE01/07644/23
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.

SU 94SE BUSBRIDGE C.P. HAMBLEDON ROAD

4/96 The Grotto at Upper 9/3/60 Pond (The Shell Grotto)

GV II

Grotto. C18. Dry stone rubble with some blocks and some ironstone. Built into earthern bank and covered with soil. Central arched entrance with flanking panels to sides, once shell decorated. Segmental top to front with heart-shaped panel.

Interior:- Shell lined, vaulted chamber. Initialled "H.H.E." and with date of 1810.

Rectangular trough to end. One of a series garden ornaments in a Romantic Landscape created by Philip Cartaret Webb in c.1750-1770. Noted in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England - Part 40 (Surrey) II*.

PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.125.

Listing NGR: SU9776541865

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/1419 IOE Records taken by Don Morley; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr Don Morley. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Morley, Don

Rights Holder: Morley, Don

Keywords

Earth, Ironstone, Rubble, Stone, Stuart Grotto, Georgian Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Landscape Park, Park, Date Stone, Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument