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Latitude: 51.4118 / 51°24'42"N
Longitude: -2.0905 / 2°5'25"W
OS Eastings: 393801
OS Northings: 168094
OS Grid: ST938680
Mapcode National: GBR 2T4.D90
Mapcode Global: VH96K.QS62
Entry Name: The Grotto at Bowden Park
Listing Date: 7 January 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1022134
English Heritage Legacy ID: 315448
Location: Lacock, Wiltshire, SN15
Civil Parish: Lacock
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Lacock with Bowden Hill
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
LACOCK BOWDEN HILL
ST 96 NW
3/15 The Grotto at Bowden Park
Grotto and summerhouse, c1800, cyclopean ironstone random rocks
with stone slate concealed roof. Centre circular summerhouse with
3-sided canted front of cyclopean masonry flanked by wings of
rockwork incorporating various small grottoes, the right wing
having the entry to a serpentine tunnel emerging behind.
Summerhouse has 3 pointed-arched doorways with lattice glazed
double-doors and Y-tracery overlights.
Interior has unusually elaborate and complete grotto-work; tufa,
fossil and shell lined walls and vault, the vault also with
pendants treated as stalactites. Patterned tile floor. The
stonework has similarities to the cascade at Bowood House of 1785-7
by Hon C. Hamilton, built by J. Lane of Tisbury (see Calne Without
Listing NGR: ST9380168094
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