POPE'S GROTTO IN GROUNDS OF ST CATHERINE'S HIGH SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1192178
Date first listed:
02-Sep-1952
Statutory Address:
POPE'S GROTTO IN GROUNDS OF ST CATHERINE'S HIGH SCHOOL, CROSS DEEP

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Location

Statutory Address:
POPE'S GROTTO IN GROUNDS OF ST CATHERINE'S HIGH SCHOOL, CROSS DEEP

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Richmond upon Thames (London Borough)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ1602972791

Details

In the entry for CROSS DEEP 22/2 (east side)

Pope's Grotto in grounds of St Catherine's High School The grade shall be amended to II*

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1. 5028 CROSS DEEP (east side) Pope's Grotto in grounds of St Catherine's High School TQ 1672 22/2 2.9.52

II

2. Grotto with rusticated arched entrance facing river, and running under the road to what was part of Pope's Estate on the other side and is now the school playing fields (passage lengthened when road widened C19-C20). Long passage with 2 "chapels" one on either side of entrance. Lined with cement in which are set rooks, stones, stalactites (said to have come from Wookey Hole in Somerset) etc. and the cement worked to intimate rough rocks. There are a few bits of sculpture (statues, etc not good) in the "chapels" The decorations which lined the grotto have long since gone and the grotto is dark and gloomy though dry. The whole is well looked after and preserved by the Sisters. The school and convent stand on the site of Pope's House above the entrance to the Grotto. (Also a smaller grotto in the grounds probably of similar origin.) '

Listing NGR: TQ1602972791

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
205295
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 11 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/10544/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Elisabeth Cox. Source Historic England Archive
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