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Grotto in Garden of and to West of Denton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Denton, Norfolk

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1049568

English Heritage Legacy ID: 225218

Location: Denton, South Norfolk, Norfolk, IP20

County: Norfolk

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

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Listing Text

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
and Grottos".

Listing NGR: TM2840486968

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