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Grotto in Garden of and to West of Denton House, Denton

Description: Grotto in Garden of and to West of Denton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 December 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 225218

OS Grid Reference: TM2840486968
OS Grid Coordinates: 628404, 286968
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4329, 1.3585

Location: Denton, Norfolk IP20 0AA

Locality: Denton
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP20 0AA

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Listing Text

Grotto in garden of
and to west of Denton
TM 28 NE 16/7 7.12.59


Dated 1770. Small grotto in garden of Denton House. Flint front wall with
stone dressings. This facade has low pedimented gable with large flanking
turrets and 3 pointed arches with key blocks.
Inside: an arch leads to a small circular chamber which was possibly added
later. This would accord with the attribution to Stackhouse Thompson who
is said to have collected the shells and coral from the Great Barrier Reef.
The chamber has colonnade supporting a dome encrusted with shells, fossils,
coral, polished stones and mirrors, and has a lantern at top, and niches
in the walls. Red brick exterior walls at rear. Barbara Jones "Follies
and Grottos".

Listing NGR: TM2840486968

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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