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Grotto at Hayne

A Grade II Listed Building in Stowford, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2QMQ56+HR

Entry Name: Grotto at Hayne

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105527

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92516

Location: Stowford, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Stowford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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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
left return.
Interior Walls and roof entirely studded with shells. Niches to the walls, groin
vaulted roof.
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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