GROTTO AND POOL SOUTH EAST OF COLEORTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1067353

Date first listed: 24-Aug-1999

Statutory Address: GROTTO AND POOL SOUTH EAST OF COLEORTON HALL, ASHBY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: GROTTO AND POOL SOUTH EAST OF COLEORTON HALL, ASHBY ROAD

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

County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire (District Authority)

Parish: Coleorton

National Grid Reference: SK 39168 17200

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Details

SK 31 NE COLEORTON ASHBY ROAD (North, off) 18/3/10008 Grotto and Pool South-East Of Coleorton Hall

GV II*

Grotto and associated pool. 1806, with mid C20 alterations. Designed by William Wordsworth, and built under his supervision, for Sir George Beaumont of Coleorton Hall. Shellwork in the grotto by Dorothy Wordsworth. The grotto incorporates brick and dressed stone, probably salvaged from builders' rubble on the site. Semicircular arched recess, formerly faced with tufa, with fragmentary remains of shellwork within. Pebbled floor in star pattern. To the right, stone steps down to a pebbled path flanking the pool. Circular pool, approx. 5m diameter, with plain edging. Central fountain in the form of a vase. The grotto is a major feature of the winter garden designed by Wordsworth, and is a significant element in the landscaping of Coleorton Hall.



Listing NGR: SK3916817200

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