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Description: Teahouse and Grotto in Grounds of St Ann's Hill House
Date Listed: 9 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 289232
OS Grid Reference: TQ0246667117
OS Grid Coordinates: 502466, 167117
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3939, -0.5286
966 ST ANN'S HILL ROAD
Teahouse and Grotto in
grounds of St Ann's Hill
TQ 06 NW 2/69A
Cl8 ornamental garden building, Very attractive of its kind. Rectangular
building of 2 storeys and 1 window, faced with flints. Parapet. 2 ogival
headed open arches, on each of the long sides, give entrance to a grotto-like
chamber paved with pebbles, brick and bones set in a geometrical pattern.
The walls are faced with shells and spar. Pillars support a ceiling of imitation
stalactites made of felspar and tufa. On the outside of the building to the
right is a curved staircase with a wood handrail of chinoiserie design, leading
to the room above, which has one casement window set in a round-headed opening.
Barbara Jones "Follies and Grottoes", p 237. Recently damaged (at time of
Listing NGR: TQ0246667117
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Source: English Heritage
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