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Latitude: 50.6589 / 50°39'32"N
Longitude: -4.238 / 4°14'16"W
OS Eastings: 241913
OS Northings: 86749
OS Grid: SX419867
Mapcode National: GBR NR.7WST
Mapcode Global: FRA 270B.GRH
Entry Name: Grotto at Hayne
Listing Date: 7 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105527
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92516
Location: Stowford, West Devon, Devon, EX20
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Stowford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 48 NW STOWFORD
3/275 Grotto at Hayne
Grotto. Early C19. Stone rubble, roof may have been formerly thatched. Rectangular
plan. Single storey. The front wall rises as an irregular rustic stone screen wall
with an asymmetrical profile. Simple round-headed entrances on the front and the
Interior Walls and roof entirely studded with shells. Niches to the walls, groin
In the early C19 Hayne was the site of some consciously antique ceremonials recorded
by J.B. Wollocombe in his history of Stowford parish. A quarry in a part of the
grounds known as "the Wilderness" was adapted as a picturesque meeting room for the
local hunt and a stretch of ground to the south east of the house is said to have
been used for archery.
J.B. Wollocombe From Morn till Eve
Listing NGR: SX4191386749
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