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Grotto and Pool South East of Coleorton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Coleorton, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.751 / 52°45'3"N

Longitude: -1.4211 / 1°25'16"W

OS Eastings: 439168

OS Northings: 317200

OS Grid: SK391172

Mapcode National: GBR 6H2.FK6

Mapcode Global: WHDHT.43JV

Entry Name: Grotto and Pool South East of Coleorton Hall

Listing Date: 24 August 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067353

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476961

Location: Coleorton, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE67

County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Coleorton

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Coleorton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

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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