THE GROTTO AT HEAD OF HAPPY VALLEY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1154593

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1967

Statutory Address: THE GROTTO AT HEAD OF HAPPY VALLEY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE GROTTO AT HEAD OF HAPPY VALLEY

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

District: Wokingham (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Remenham

National Grid Reference: SU 77990 81749

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

REMENHAM SU 78 SE 1/19 The Grotto at head of Happy Valley 26.1.67 II Grotto. C18. A long vaulted gallery cut in and built of chalk under a slope at the head of the valley, the outer face having a series of 6 arches. At each side of the grotto are flanking brick and flint structures originally representing 'Grecian ruins' now much more ruinous, reputed to be designed by James Stuart. The Grotto was approached by a tunnel from a point approximately 120 metres to the north, but the entrance to this has now mostly collapsed. Formerly part of Park Place estate. V.C.H. Vol.III p.163. B.O.E. Berkshire p.193

Listing NGR: SU7799081749

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 41287

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1906), 163
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 193
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 3 Berkshire,

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