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Grotto Approximately 20 Metres West of Belcombe Court and to North of Temple

A Grade II Listed Building in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3446 / 51°20'40"N

Longitude: -2.2641 / 2°15'50"W

OS Eastings: 381702

OS Northings: 160641

OS Grid: ST817606

Mapcode National: GBR 0R0.QDD

Mapcode Global: VH96V.PGXM

Entry Name: Grotto Approximately 20 Metres West of Belcombe Court and to North of Temple

Listing Date: 23 August 1974

Last Amended: 12 October 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1036022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 312502

Location: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bradford-on-Avon

Built-Up Area: Bradford on Avon

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bradford-on-Avon Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

5411 (north side)

Grotto approx 30 m
W of Belcombe Court
and to N of Temple
(formerly listed as
Grotto in Grounds
to W of Belcombe

GV 23.8.74 II

the description shall be amended to read:

Grotto. 1740s for Francis Yerbury. Built of tufa to an irregular plan and shape.
Segmental-arched entrance. Two small windows to north. Interior: ammonites to
floor; mock stalactites to ceiling; passage to room overlooking pond, which has
seats set against walls. Part of the garden bounded by the ha-ha (q.v.) and
including the temple (q.v.), garden seat and Gothick cottage (q.v.: situated to W of
ha-ha) which Francis Yerbury created to the west of Belcombe Court (q.v.) in the
1740s: situated to north of pond.

5411 (North Side)

Grotto in Grounds to
West of Belcombe Court

ST 86 SW 6/116D 18.4.52.


Close to the lake and the Temple. Possibly C18. Irregularly-shaped rocky
eminence. Segmental arched entrance.

Belcombe Court forms an important group with the Temple, Stables, Barn,
Grotto and Cottage to the west.

Listing NGR: ST8170260641

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

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