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The Shell House Approximately 550 Metres to South of Acton Burnell Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Acton Burnell, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6087 / 52°36'31"N

Longitude: -2.6885 / 2°41'18"W

OS Eastings: 353471

OS Northings: 301432

OS Grid: SJ534014

Mapcode National: GBR BM.8LT0

Mapcode Global: WH8C7.NPYH

Entry Name: The Shell House Approximately 550 Metres to South of Acton Burnell Hall

Listing Date: 14 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055574

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259672

Location: Acton Burnell, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Acton Burnell

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Acton Burnell

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SJ 50 SW
SJ 5345 0142
6/20 The Shell House approx.
- 550 metres to south of
Acton Burnell Hall
- II
Grotto. Said to be circa 1750. Rustic coursed and squared sandstone
with domed roof. Octagonal plan. Pairs of rectangular windows flanking
doorway to north-west. Interior: the upper parts of the walls and the
dome are covered with shells in a radial design with a central boss,
and shell patterns and pictures in the panels; there are Chinese-type
glazed picture tiles on the lower part of the walls and there was
formerly a continuous bench around the walls,and a central table, the
base of which survives. The grotto stands on the north-western slopes
of Acton Burnell Hill within the park of Acton Burnell Hall. Barbara
Jones, Follies and Grottos, Constable, 1953, Pp. 169 and 379.

Listing NGR: SJ5347101432

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