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The Grotto

A Grade II* Listed Building in Woburn, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9839 / 51°59'2"N

Longitude: -0.5935 / 0°35'36"W

OS Eastings: 496690

OS Northings: 232654

OS Grid: SP966326

Mapcode National: GBR F2F.DT6

Mapcode Global: VHFQY.NDMG

Entry Name: The Grotto

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114010

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38255

Location: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, MK17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Woburn

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Woburn

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

23.1.61 The Grotto
Grotto. Circa 1839 for John 6th Duke of Bedford. Random rubble walls of
mixed stone types. Small, single-storeyed octagonal structure. Embattled
parapet with triangular merlons. Pointed-arched openings to alternate sides.
S opening contains part-glazed double doors with ornamental cast iron glazing
bars. W and E openings are without glazing, and alterations to lower part of
walls indicates they may originally have been doorways. Interior: patterned
cobbled floors. Walls and ceiling ornamented with shells, quartz, graphite,
etc. the geological speciments brought from Devon and Cornwall. Ceiling is
domed, with central stalactite.
C Aslet, "Park and Garden Buildings at Woburn", Country Life, April 7th
1983, p.862.

Listing NGR: SP9669032654

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