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Small Grotto Below Temple of Flora, Stourton with Gasper

Description: Small Grotto Below Temple of Flora

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 321255

OS Grid Reference: ST7741334016
OS Grid Coordinates: 377413, 134016
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1050, -2.3240

Location: High Street, Stourton, Wiltshire BA12 6QE

Locality: Stourton with Gasper
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 6QE

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Listing Text

ST 73 SE
(east side)
6/149 Small grotto below Temple of Flora
Grotto. 1744 by Henry Flitcroft. Rustic limestone segmental
arched recess, formerly part of a larger design featuring a statue
of a River God by Thomas Manning, bought in 1743, set in the recess
above a cascade. Flitcroft's design pre-dated the raising of the
water level to form the lake; the cascade was submerged and the
statue presumably removed c1754. This, together with the Temple of
Flora (q.v.) was Henry Hoare's first contribution to the gardens.
(K. Woodbridge, The Stourhead Landscape, 1982)

Listing NGR: ST7741334016

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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