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Grotto and Bridge Adjacent to East of No 71 (The Tower House)

A Grade II Listed Building in Chilton Polden, Somerset

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1060124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269462

Location: Chilton Polden, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA7

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

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

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Listing Text

9/23 Grotto and bridge
adjacent to
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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