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Description: Grotto Circa 25 Metres South of Bleby House
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 133904
OS Grid Reference: SP0251328221
OS Grid Coordinates: 402513, 228221
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9525, -1.9648
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SP 02 28 WINCHCOMBE ABBEY TERRACE
Grotto c.25 metres
south of Bleby House
(formerly listed as
4.7.60 Grotto in garden)
Folly. c1700. Rough limestone and tufa, remains of stone slate roofing.
A small circular grotto built into south sloping gardens, described by
Barbara Jones as follows: '.... small domed round grotto, about 10 ft across
made of rock, tufa and shells with a snaggle-toothed ceiling ... very early
date, and side windows made of natural holes in two big rocks' (Barbara
Jones, Follies and Grottoes, 1974 2nd Edn). The grotto is reputed to stand
over the position where St Kenelm's coffin was found and is especially sig-
nificant for this very early date.
Listing NGR: SP0251028223
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Source: English Heritage
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