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Grotto Circa 25 Metres South of Bleby House

A Grade II Listed Building in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9525 / 51°57'8"N

Longitude: -1.9648 / 1°57'53"W

OS Eastings: 402513

OS Northings: 228222

OS Grid: SP025282

Mapcode National: GBR 3N1.G33

Mapcode Global: VHB1K.W6M2

Entry Name: Grotto Circa 25 Metres South of Bleby House

Listing Date: 4 July 1960

Last Amended: 31 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1340246

English Heritage Legacy ID: 133904

Location: Winchcombe, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL54

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Winchcombe

Built-Up Area: Winchcombe

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Winchcombe St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

(south side)
Grotto c.25 metres
south of Bleby House
(formerly listed as
4.7.60 Grotto in garden)

- II
Folly. c1700. Rough limestone and tufa, remains of stone slate roofing.
A small circular grotto built into south sloping gardens, described by
Barbara Jones as follows: '.... small domed round grotto, about 10 ft across
made of rock, tufa and shells with a snaggle-toothed ceiling ... very early
date, and side windows made of natural holes in two big rocks' (Barbara
Jones, Follies and Grottoes, 1974 2nd Edn). The grotto is reputed to stand
over the position where St Kenelm's coffin was found and is especially sig-
nificant for this very early date.

Listing NGR: SP0251028223

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