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Grotto on North Side of the Lake at Elvaston Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Elvaston, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8942 / 52°53'39"N

Longitude: -1.3935 / 1°23'36"W

OS Eastings: 440902

OS Northings: 333141

OS Grid: SK409331

Mapcode National: GBR 7GP.GJ8

Mapcode Global: WHDH1.KJN3

Entry Name: Grotto on North Side of the Lake at Elvaston Castle

Listing Date: 11 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83016

Location: Elvaston, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE72

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Elvaston

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Elvaston-cum-Thulston-cum-Ambaston St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

2/30 (North Side)
Grotto on North Side of
The Lake at Elvaston
Grotto. Early C19. Built for the Earl of Harrington by his
landscape gardener William Barron. Stone and brick covered with
tufa boulders. Large artificial mound with viewing platform to
top and a series of niches to the front. Attached to either
side there are irregular arcades of rock and tufa covered
arches. Erected during the creation of the lavish gardens,
designed by William Barron between 1830 and 1860, which are
included in the Derbyshire Historic Gardens Register at Grade
II*. Included for group value only.

Listing NGR: SK4090233141

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

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