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Latitude: 54.5222 / 54°31'19"N
Longitude: -1.8692 / 1°52'9"W
OS Eastings: 408563
OS Northings: 514108
OS Grid: NZ085141
Mapcode National: GBR HJD4.3P
Mapcode Global: WHC5R.8L4K
Entry Name: Sir Walter Scott's Grotto, in Bank of River Greta South West of Mortham Tower
Listing Date: 12 January 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1310358
English Heritage Legacy ID: 111730
Location: Rokeby, County Durham, DL12
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Rokeby
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
NZ 0814 ROKEBY MORTHAM
13/140 Sir Walter Scott's
Grotto, in bank of
12.1.67 River Greta south-
west of Mortham
Artificial cave, cut into limestone cliff. C18 or early C19. Rectangular
recess 2.5 metres wide and 2 metres deep, with stone bench and upright slabs
at each corner supporting roof. Sir Walter Scott on his frequent visits to
Rokeby used to sit and write in the cave.
Romantic setting on ledge overlooking the Greta.
Listing NGR: NZ0856314108
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