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Latitude: 51.1542 / 51°9'15"N
Longitude: -2.8911 / 2°53'27"W
OS Eastings: 337774
OS Northings: 139816
OS Grid: ST377398
Mapcode National: GBR MB.7FCY
Mapcode Global: VH7DK.T8Y0
Entry Name: Grotto and Bridge Adjacent to East of No 71 (The Tower House)
Listing Date: 24 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1060124
English Heritage Legacy ID: 269462
Location: Chilton Polden, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA7
Civil Parish: Chilton Polden
Built-Up Area: Chilton Polden
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Church of England Parish: Polden Wheel
Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells
CHILTON POLDEN CP BROADWAY (North side)
9/23 Grotto and bridge
east of No 71
(The Tower House)
Grotto. Early C19 by William Stradling. Rubble and tufa. Pair of small connected
vaulted chambers, the floors set slightly below ground level; earth banked up
around the chambers with retaining walls, forming an irregular oblong mound.
Roof of one chamber rises to a cylindrical rubble ventilator with narrow openings
in stone surrounds; 3 entrances with steps down. East chamber with romantic text
on a marble slab. To east end of mound a mock pagan altar formed of 4 large
stone slabs. Entrance to north across a causeway between 2 ponds, small rubble
bridge with rough-hewn abutments.
Listing NGR: ST3777439816
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