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The Cave

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.646 / 51°38'45"N

Longitude: -0.8027 / 0°48'9"W

OS Eastings: 482942

OS Northings: 194812

OS Grid: SU829948

Mapcode National: GBR D4W.MXD

Mapcode Global: VHDVY.1WJK

Entry Name: The Cave

Listing Date: 9 January 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1332393

English Heritage Legacy ID: 46142

Location: West Wycombe, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Wycombe

Civil Parish: West Wycombe

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: West Wycombe

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

The Cave
SU 8294 9/3 9.1.54.

1750-52. One of the landscape features of Sir Francis Dashwood's C18 scheme
embracing park and hillsides. U shaped retaining walls of flint rubble
forming entrance to manmade caves running for about ¼ of a mile under the
hill. Yard partly obscured by modern wood hut occupying one third to ½
of yard area. Walls have gables and pinnacles, round and pointed arched
niches. Pointed arched doorway to caves. Supposed scene of Hell-Fire
Club meetings.

Listing NGR: SU8294294812

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