THE SHELL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 550 METRES TO SOUTH OF ACTON BURNELL HALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1055574

Date first listed: 14-May-1986

Statutory Address: THE SHELL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 550 METRES TO SOUTH OF ACTON BURNELL HALL

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Location

Statutory Address: THE SHELL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 550 METRES TO SOUTH OF ACTON BURNELL HALL

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

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Acton Burnell

National Grid Reference: SJ 53471 01432

Summary

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History

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Details

ACTON BURNELL C.P. ACTON BURNELL PARK SJ 50 SW SJ 5345 0142 6/20 The Shell House approx. - 550 metres to south of Acton Burnell Hall - II Grotto. Said to be circa 1750. Rustic coursed and squared sandstone with domed roof. Octagonal plan. Pairs of rectangular windows flanking doorway to north-west. Interior: the upper parts of the walls and the dome are covered with shells in a radial design with a central boss, and shell patterns and pictures in the panels; there are Chinese-type glazed picture tiles on the lower part of the walls and there was formerly a continuous bench around the walls,and a central table, the base of which survives. The grotto stands on the north-western slopes of Acton Burnell Hill within the park of Acton Burnell Hall. Barbara Jones, Follies and Grottos, Constable, 1953, Pp. 169 and 379.



Listing NGR: SJ5347101432

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 259672

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Sources

Books and journals
Jones, B, Follies and Grottoes, (1953)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 35 Shropshire,

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