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Latitude: 53.2224 / 53°13'20"N
Longitude: -1.606 / 1°36'21"W
OS Eastings: 426405
OS Northings: 369550
OS Grid: SK264695
Mapcode National: GBR 57P.W8Y
Mapcode Global: WHCD8.98HJ
Entry Name: Grotto in Arboretum
Listing Date: 19 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1088183
English Heritage Legacy ID: 81645
Location: Chatsworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45
District: Derbyshire Dales
Civil Parish: Chatsworth
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Edensor St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Derby
PARISH OF CHATSWORTH CHATSWORTH GARDENS
Grotto in Arboretum
Grotto with summer house above. 1798 by White Watson.
Remodelled in 1820 at a cost of £428. Sandstone, cement and
timber. Welsh slate roofs. Grotto constructed of massive
sandstone boulders, built into the hillside with a curving
front. Roughly round-arched entrance. Rectangular room behind
with coursed squared sandstone walls and pitched slate roof.
Circular rotunda behind with pitted finish to the walls.
Surmounted by a rustic timber summer house of eight tree trunks
supporting a conical slate roof. Latticework balustrade of
roughly prepared branches. The Gardens and Park are included on
the Gardens Register at Grade I.
Listing NGR: SK2640569550
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