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Small Grotto Below Temple of Flora

A Grade II Listed Building in Stourton with Gasper, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.105 / 51°6'18"N

Longitude: -2.324 / 2°19'26"W

OS Eastings: 377413

OS Northings: 134016

OS Grid: ST774340

Mapcode National: GBR 0TV.M82

Mapcode Global: VH97Z.NHR8

Entry Name: Small Grotto Below Temple of Flora

Listing Date: 9 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131101

English Heritage Legacy ID: 321255

Location: Stourton with Gasper, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Stourton with Gasper

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Upper Stour

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

STOURTON WITH GASPER STOURHEAD GARDENS
ST 73 SE
(east side)
6/149 Small grotto below Temple of Flora
GV II
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

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