THE GROTTO AT BOWDEN PARK

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1022134

Date first listed: 07-Jan-1987

Statutory Address: THE GROTTO AT BOWDEN PARK, BOWDEN HILL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE GROTTO AT BOWDEN PARK, BOWDEN HILL

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

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Lacock

National Grid Reference: ST9380168094

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 315448

Legacy System: LBS

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