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THE GROTTO AT BOWDEN PARK

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE GROTTO AT BOWDEN PARK

List entry Number: 1022134

Location

THE GROTTO AT BOWDEN PARK, BOWDEN HILL

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Lacock

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Jan-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 315448

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

LACOCK BOWDEN HILL ST 96 NW (north side) 3/15 The Grotto at Bowden Park GV II*

Grotto and summerhouse, c1800, cyclopean ironstone random rocks with stone slate concealed roof. Centre circular summerhouse with 3-sided canted front of cyclopean masonry flanked by wings of rockwork incorporating various small grottoes, the right wing having the entry to a serpentine tunnel emerging behind. Summerhouse has 3 pointed-arched doorways with lattice glazed double-doors and Y-tracery overlights. Interior has unusually elaborate and complete grotto-work; tufa, fossil and shell lined walls and vault, the vault also with pendants treated as stalactites. Patterned tile floor. The stonework has similarities to the cascade at Bowood House of 1785-7 by Hon C. Hamilton, built by J. Lane of Tisbury (see Calne Without C.P.).

Listing NGR: ST9380168094

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National Grid Reference: ST9380168094

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