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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1114931
English Heritage Legacy ID: 36563
Location: Staploe, Bedford, MK44
Civil Parish: Staploe
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Eaton Socon
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 16SW STAPLOE AND DULOE BUSHMEAD
1/160 The Grotto
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
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