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Latitude: 52.751 / 52°45'3"N
Longitude: -1.4211 / 1°25'16"W
OS Eastings: 439168
OS Northings: 317200
OS Grid: SK391172
Mapcode National: GBR 6H2.FK6
Mapcode Global: WHDHT.43JV
Entry Name: Grotto and Pool South East of Coleorton Hall
Listing Date: 24 August 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1067353
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476961
Location: Coleorton, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE67
District: North West Leicestershire
Civil Parish: Coleorton
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Coleorton St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
SK 31 NE COLEORTON ASHBY ROAD
Grotto and Pool South-East
Of Coleorton Hall
Grotto and associated pool. 1806, with mid C20 alterations. Designed by William Wordsworth, and built under his supervision, for Sir George Beaumont of Coleorton Hall. Shellwork in the grotto by Dorothy Wordsworth. The grotto incorporates brick and dressed stone, probably salvaged from builders' rubble on the site. Semicircular arched recess, formerly faced with tufa, with fragmentary remains of shellwork within. Pebbled floor in star pattern. To the right, stone steps down to a pebbled path flanking the pool. Circular pool, approx. 5m diameter, with plain edging. Central fountain in the form of a vase. The grotto is a major feature of the winter garden designed by Wordsworth, and is a significant element in the landscaping of Coleorton Hall.
Listing NGR: SK3916817200
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