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Grotto on South Bank of Hart Burn, Hartburn

Description: Grotto on South Bank of Hart Burn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 238274

OS Grid Reference: NZ0883686532
OS Grid Coordinates: 408836, 586532
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1730, -1.8628

Location: B6343, Hartburn, Northumberland NE61 4JB

Locality: Hartburn
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 4JB

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Listing Text

NZ 08 NE
9/33 Grotto on south bank
of Hart Burn
6.5.52 (Formerly listed with
Vicarage as grotto)
Grotto c.1760 by Dr. Sharpe. Tall circular chamber cut in sandstone cliff,
with twin domed niches above. Within chamber, walls of coursed roughly-
squared stone to rear (with chamfered pointed arch and two slits above) to
left (with similar unchamfered arch) and to right (with fireplace). A low
slab-roofed tunnel, now part collapsed, runs from the Grotto to the bank of
the stream; this is said to have been constructed to give bathers a covered
access to the water.

Listing NGR: NZ0883686532

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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