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Grotto Approximately 20 Metres West of Belcombe Court and to North of Temple, Bradford-on-Avon

Description: Grotto Approximately 20 Metres West of Belcombe Court and to North of Temple

Grade: II
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

Location: Belcombe Road, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LY

Locality: Bradford-on-Avon
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA15 1LY

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Listing Text

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.

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

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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