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Shell Grotto Approximately 45 Metres North West of St Audries School

A Grade II Listed Building in West Quantoxhead, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1738 / 51°10'25"N

Longitude: -3.2738 / 3°16'25"W

OS Eastings: 311048

OS Northings: 142390

OS Grid: ST110423

Mapcode National: GBR LT.66FW

Mapcode Global: VH6GQ.6RMJ

Entry Name: Shell Grotto Approximately 45 Metres North West of St Audries School

Listing Date: 16 November 1984

Last Amended: 21 June 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057347

English Heritage Legacy ID: 265275

Location: West Quantoxhead, West Somerset, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: West Quantoxhead

Built-Up Area: West Quantoxhead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


309/5/213 Shell Grotto, approx 45 metres
North West of St. Audries School



Grotto. Circa 1830s or 1840s; possibly by Richard Carver of Taunton. Random rubble of assorted local stones and inset ammonites, almost completely obscurred by ivy at time of survey(August 1983). Roughly oval in plan, entrance on East front, lit West and South fronts. Pointed arched windows with damaged tracery, externally completely obscurred by ivy, entrance reached up irregular flight of 4 steps, past ledge serving as a seat to left of entrance, patterned pebble threshhold similar to one inside grotto, pointed arched doorway with octagonal diamond and divided tracery, probably mid C19. Interior only partially viewed -
appears to contain cross-vaulted ceiling with central pendent and subsiduary ones, some terminating in shells. Walls encrusted with shells, including those not found in local waters, also ammonities and mineral samples. Patterned
pebble floor. In generally poor condition at time of survey.

Listing NGR: ST1104842390

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