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Grotto Circa 25 Metres South of Bleby House, Winchcombe

Description: Grotto Circa 25 Metres South of Bleby House

Grade: II
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

Location: Castle Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5LL

Locality: Winchcombe
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL54 5LL

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Listing Text

(south side)
Grotto c.25 metres
south of Bleby House
(formerly listed as
4.7.60 Grotto in garden)

- II
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

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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