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Grotto on South Bank of Hart Burn

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartburn, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.173 / 55°10'22"N

Longitude: -1.8628 / 1°51'46"W

OS Eastings: 408836

OS Northings: 586532

OS Grid: NZ088865

Mapcode National: GBR H8FM.HF

Mapcode Global: WHC2N.C76M

Entry Name: Grotto on South Bank of Hart Burn

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Last Amended: 30 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042079

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238274

Location: Hartburn, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Hartburn

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Hartburn with Meldon

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

HARTBURN HARTBURN
NZ 08 NE
9/33 Grotto on south bank
of Hart Burn
6.5.52 (Formerly listed with
Vicarage as grotto)
11
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

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