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Garden Gateway to the Grotto, in Private Gardens, East of Terrace, Easton

Description: Garden Gateway to the Grotto, in Private Gardens, East of Terrace

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 193326

OS Grid Reference: SK9289826700
OS Grid Coordinates: 492898, 326700
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8298, -0.6226

Location: Planting Road, Easton, Lincolnshire NG33 5AP

Locality: Easton
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG33 5AP

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Listing Text

SK 92 NW
Garden gateway to
6/85 the grotto, in
private gardens,
east of terrace
Gateway to the grotto. c.1810, possibly re-using an early C18
eared surround. Limestone ashlar. Central gateway with possibly
re-used eared and keyed surround with outer rusticated Doric
pilasters. Pulvinated frieze and broken scrolled segmental
pediment with recessed central panel. Centre piece is flanked by
added semi-circular headed niches, with moulded cornices. Beyond
the gate a set of irregular natural stone steps, leads to the
grotto, formed from a dis-used quarry. On the terraces round
about grew exotic alpine flowers and the place was the exclusive
retreat of the family. Built as part of the formal gardens of
Easton Hall, seat of the Cholmeley family.

Listing NGR: SK9289826700

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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