THE GROTTO

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1114010
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1961
Statutory Address:
THE GROTTO

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE GROTTO

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

District:
Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Woburn
National Grid Reference:
SP 96690 32654

Details

SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK 10/152 23.1.61 The Grotto G V II* Grotto. Circa 1839 for John 6th Duke of Bedford. Random rubble walls of mixed stone types. Small, single-storeyed octagonal structure. Embattled parapet with triangular merlons. Pointed-arched openings to alternate sides. S opening contains part-glazed double doors with ornamental cast iron glazing bars. W and E openings are without glazing, and alterations to lower part of walls indicates they may originally have been doorways. Interior: patterned cobbled floors. Walls and ceiling ornamented with shells, quartz, graphite, etc. the geological speciments brought from Devon and Cornwall. Ceiling is domed, with central stalactite. C Aslet, "Park and Garden Buildings at Woburn", Country Life, April 7th 1983, p.862.

Listing NGR: SP9669032654

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
38255
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1983), 862
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 2 Bedfordshire,

Legal

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

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