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Latitude: 51.8716 / 51°52'17"N
Longitude: -2.3038 / 2°18'13"W
OS Eastings: 379182
OS Northings: 219265
OS Grid: SO791192
Mapcode National: GBR 0JL.LD9
Mapcode Global: VH94B.07Y2
Entry Name: Grotto About 10 Metres South West of Walled Garden
Listing Date: 26 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1171384
English Heritage Legacy ID: 134328
Location: Highnam, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL2
Civil Parish: Highnam
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Highnam Holy Innocents
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
9/37 Grotto about 10m south-west
of walled garden, Highnam Court
Grotto. Mid C19 by Pulham for T. Gambier-Parry. Pulhamite (form
of artificial stone); render on brickwork. Large, rough heap of
'boulders' rising from by stream, partly overgrown on top. Rough
opening in front, with 'stone' lintel over; irregular flight of
steps up on left to higher ground behind. Irregular gap on right
return to form 'window' for view down stream. Inside semi-
circular room, irregular 'stones' as benches round side, concrete
roof over. Part of garden designed by Pulham, garden one of
largest and best examples of his work surviving. Forms group with
cave, other grotto and walled garden (q.v.).
(S. Festing, article in Garden History, XII; Country Life,
article in 1899 volume; article in Autumn, 1985 newsletter of
Georgian Group in Gloucester and Avon)
Listing NGR: SO7918219265
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