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Latitude: 52.4329 / 52°25'58"N
Longitude: 1.3585 / 1°21'30"E
OS Eastings: 628404
OS Northings: 286968
OS Grid: TM284869
Mapcode National: GBR WL5.G93
Mapcode Global: VHL95.H3KR
Entry Name: Grotto in Garden of and to West of Denton House
Listing Date: 7 December 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1049568
English Heritage Legacy ID: 225218
Location: Denton, South Norfolk, Norfolk, IP20
District: South Norfolk
Civil Parish: Denton
Traditional County: Norfolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk
Church of England Parish: Denton St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Norwich
5321 DENTON DENTON HILL
Grotto in garden of
and to west of Denton
TM 28 NE 16/7 7.12.59
Dated 1770. Small grotto in garden of Denton House. Flint front wall with
stone dressings. This facade has low pedimented gable with large flanking
turrets and 3 pointed arches with key blocks.
Inside: an arch leads to a small circular chamber which was possibly added
later. This would accord with the attribution to Stackhouse Thompson who
is said to have collected the shells and coral from the Great Barrier Reef.
The chamber has colonnade supporting a dome encrusted with shells, fossils,
coral, polished stones and mirrors, and has a lantern at top, and niches
in the walls. Red brick exterior walls at rear. Barbara Jones "Follies
Listing NGR: TM2840486968
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