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Latitude: 51.9839 / 51°59'2"N
Longitude: -0.5935 / 0°35'36"W
OS Eastings: 496690
OS Northings: 232654
OS Grid: SP966326
Mapcode National: GBR F2F.DT6
Mapcode Global: VHFQY.NDMG
Entry Name: The Grotto
Listing Date: 23 January 1961
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1114010
English Heritage Legacy ID: 38255
Location: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, MK17
County: Central Bedfordshire
Civil Parish: Woburn
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Woburn
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
SP 9632-9732 WOBURN WOBURN PARK
23.1.61 The Grotto
G V II*
Grotto. Circa 1839 for John 6th Duke of Bedford. Random rubble walls of
mixed stone types. Small, single-storeyed octagonal structure. Embattled
parapet with triangular merlons. Pointed-arched openings to alternate sides.
S opening contains part-glazed double doors with ornamental cast iron glazing
bars. W and E openings are without glazing, and alterations to lower part of
walls indicates they may originally have been doorways. Interior: patterned
cobbled floors. Walls and ceiling ornamented with shells, quartz, graphite,
etc. the geological speciments brought from Devon and Cornwall. Ceiling is
domed, with central stalactite.
C Aslet, "Park and Garden Buildings at Woburn", Country Life, April 7th
Listing NGR: SP9669032654
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