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SHELL GROTTO APPROXIMATELY 45 METRES NORTH WEST OF ST AUDRIES SCHOOL

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: SHELL GROTTO APPROXIMATELY 45 METRES NORTH WEST OF ST AUDRIES SCHOOL

List entry Number: 1057347

Location

SHELL GROTTO APPROXIMATELY 45 METRES NORTH WEST OF ST AUDRIES SCHOOL

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

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: West Quantoxhead

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Nov-1984

Date of most recent amendment: 21-Jun-2000

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 265275

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Details

ST14SW WEST QUANTOXHEAD

309/5/213 Shell Grotto, approx 45 metres North West of St. Audries School

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GV II

Grotto. Circa 1830s or 1840s; possibly by Richard Carver of Taunton. Random rubble of assorted local stones and inset ammonites, almost completely obscurred by ivy at time of survey(August 1983). Roughly oval in plan, entrance on East front, lit West and South fronts. Pointed arched windows with damaged tracery, externally completely obscurred by ivy, entrance reached up irregular flight of 4 steps, past ledge serving as a seat to left of entrance, patterned pebble threshhold similar to one inside grotto, pointed arched doorway with octagonal diamond and divided tracery, probably mid C19. Interior only partially viewed - appears to contain cross-vaulted ceiling with central pendent and subsiduary ones, some terminating in shells. Walls encrusted with shells, including those not found in local waters, also ammonities and mineral samples. Patterned pebble floor. In generally poor condition at time of survey.



Listing NGR: ST1104842390

Selected Sources

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Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,

National Grid Reference: ST 11048 42390

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