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Sir Walter Scott's Grotto, in Bank of River Greta South West of Mortham Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Rokeby, County Durham

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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