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Grotto in Arboretum

A Grade II Listed Building in Chatsworth, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2224 / 53°13'20"N

Longitude: -1.606 / 1°36'21"W

OS Eastings: 426405

OS Northings: 369550

OS Grid: SK264695

Mapcode National: GBR 57P.W8Y

Mapcode Global: WHCD8.98HJ

Entry Name: Grotto in Arboretum

Listing Date: 19 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1088183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81645

Location: Chatsworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Chatsworth

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Edensor St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 2669
Grotto in Arboretum
Grotto with summer house above. 1798 by White Watson.
Remodelled in 1820 at a cost of £428. Sandstone, cement and
timber. Welsh slate roofs. Grotto constructed of massive
sandstone boulders, built into the hillside with a curving
front. Roughly round-arched entrance. Rectangular room behind
with coursed squared sandstone walls and pitched slate roof.
Circular rotunda behind with pitted finish to the walls.
Surmounted by a rustic timber summer house of eight tree trunks
supporting a conical slate roof. Latticework balustrade of
roughly prepared branches. The Gardens and Park are included on
the Gardens Register at Grade I.

Listing NGR: SK2640569550

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