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Grotto and Entrances Flanking and Below Road About 50 Metres North East of Brockley Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Brockley, North Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3996 / 51°23'58"N

Longitude: -2.7606 / 2°45'38"W

OS Eastings: 347181

OS Northings: 167009

OS Grid: ST471670

Mapcode National: GBR JH.R494

Mapcode Global: VH88Y.32FV

Entry Name: Grotto and Entrances Flanking and Below Road About 50 Metres North East of Brockley Hall

Listing Date: 11 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199758

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350217

Location: Brockley, North Somerset, BS48

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Brockley

Built-Up Area: Brockley

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST 46 NE BROCKLEY BROCKLEY LANE
Grotto and entrances flanking
24/4D and below road about fifty
metres north-east of Brockley
Hall.

GV II

Grotto and entrances. c1800. Rubble, dashed stucco, freestone. A tunnel linking
main garden to decorative walled garden. A sinuous ramp descends between dry
stone walls, it is flanked at ground level by a pair of sphynxes, a segmental
arch tunnel is entered through a double arch, above the entrance is a plaque
with Latin inscription: "QUIS QUIS HUC ACCEDIS/QUOD TIBI HORRENDUM VIDETUR/MIHI
AMOENUM EST/SI DELECTA MANEAS/SI TAEDAT ABEAS/UTRUM QUE GRATUM". Within the tunnel,
which still bears remnants of stucco dashed with quartz chips, are 3 segmental
headed niches, 2 are now empty, but one contains an odalisque, somewhat damaged;
at the far side, 14 steps rise as a dog-leg between dry stone walls. This
is the surviving fragment of a large collection of statuary and garden ornaments
which adorned the Smyth-Piggott estate at Brockley Hall, which was itself more
art repository then residence.


Listing NGR: ST4693367342

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