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SMALL GROTTO BELOW TEMPLE OF FLORA

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: SMALL GROTTO BELOW TEMPLE OF FLORA

List entry Number: 1131101

Location

SMALL GROTTO BELOW TEMPLE OF FLORA

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Stourton with Gasper

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Sep-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 321255

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

STOURTON WITH GASPER STOURHEAD GARDENS ST 73 SE (east side) 6/149 Small grotto below Temple of Flora GV II Grotto. 1744 by Henry Flitcroft. Rustic limestone segmental arched recess, formerly part of a larger design featuring a statue of a River God by Thomas Manning, bought in 1743, set in the recess above a cascade. Flitcroft's design pre-dated the raising of the water level to form the lake; the cascade was submerged and the statue presumably removed c1754. This, together with the Temple of Flora (q.v.) was Henry Hoare's first contribution to the gardens. (K. Woodbridge, The Stourhead Landscape, 1982)

Listing NGR: ST7741334016

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Woodbridge, K , The Stourhead Landscape, (1982)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 46 Wiltshire,

National Grid Reference: ST 77413 34016

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