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Description: Sir Walter Scott's Grotto, in Bank of River Greta South West of Mortham Tower
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
NZ 0814 ROKEBY MORTHAM
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
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Source: English Heritage
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