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Sir Walter Scott's Grotto, in Bank of River Greta South West of Mortham Tower, Rokeby

Description: Sir Walter Scott's Grotto, in Bank of River Greta South West of Mortham Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 111730

OS Grid Reference: NZ0856314108
OS Grid Coordinates: 408563, 514108
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5222, -1.8692

Location: Mortham Lane, Rokeby, Durham DL12 9RZ

Locality: Rokeby
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9RZ

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Listing Text


13/140 Sir Walter Scott's
Grotto, in bank of
12.1.67 River Greta south-
west of Mortham


Artificial cave, cut into limestone cliff. C18 or early C19. Rectangular
recess 2.5 metres wide and 2 metres deep, with stone bench and upright slabs
at each corner supporting roof. Sir Walter Scott on his frequent visits to
Rokeby used to sit and write in the cave.

Romantic setting on ledge overlooking the Greta.

Listing NGR: NZ0856314108

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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