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The Grotto

A Grade II Listed Building in Staploe, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.2301 / 52°13'48"N

Longitude: -0.3668 / 0°22'0"W

OS Eastings: 511640

OS Northings: 260354

OS Grid: TL116603

Mapcode National: GBR H2G.432

Mapcode Global: VHFPX.L6GR

Entry Name: The Grotto

Listing Date: 18 August 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114931

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36563

Location: Staploe, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Staploe

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Eaton Socon

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


1/160 The Grotto

- II

House, reputed to have been successively an observatory and a gamekeeper's
lodge. Late C18. Red brick with old clay tile roof. Small, 3 storeyed
tower, of square plan. Casement to ground floor S elevation. Sash to first
floor E elevation, under cambered head. Round-headed casement to 2nd floor S
elevation. Blocked windows with cambered heads to first floor N and S, and to
2nd floor W, N and F. Battlemented corner turrets and pyramid roof. N wall
ground floor is part of former grotto, of flint and rubble. C20 lean-to
addition to W.

Listing NGR: TL1164060354

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

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