Description: Grotto Approximately 20 Metres West of Belcombe Court and to North of Temple
Date Listed: 23 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 312502
OS Grid Reference: ST8170260641
OS Grid Coordinates: 381702, 160641
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3446, -2.2641
ST 86 SW BELCOMBE ROAD
5411 (north side)
Grotto approx 30 m
W of Belcombe Court
and to N of Temple
(formerly listed as
Grotto in Grounds
to W of Belcombe
GV 23.8.74 II
the description shall be amended to read:
Grotto. 1740s for Francis Yerbury. Built of tufa to an irregular plan and shape.
Segmental-arched entrance. Two small windows to north. Interior: ammonites to
floor; mock stalactites to ceiling; passage to room overlooking pond, which has
seats set against walls. Part of the garden bounded by the ha-ha (q.v.) and
including the temple (q.v.), garden seat and Gothick cottage (q.v.: situated to W of
ha-ha) which Francis Yerbury created to the west of Belcombe Court (q.v.) in the
1740s: situated to north of pond.
1. BELCOMBE ROAD
5411 (North Side)
Grotto in Grounds to
West of Belcombe Court
ST 86 SW 6/116D 18.4.52.
Close to the lake and the Temple. Possibly C18. Irregularly-shaped rocky
eminence. Segmental arched entrance.
Belcombe Court forms an important group with the Temple, Stables, Barn,
Grotto and Cottage to the west.
Listing NGR: ST8170260641
Source: English Heritage
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