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Latitude: 51.5498 / 51°32'59"N
Longitude: -0.8957 / 0°53'44"W
OS Eastings: 476669
OS Northings: 184010
OS Grid: SU766840
Mapcode National: GBR C4L.VR8
Mapcode Global: VHDWG.F9CS
Entry Name: Grotto and Ruin in Fawley Court Grounds
Listing Date: 21 June 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1125742
English Heritage Legacy ID: 46669
Location: Fawley, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, RG9
Civil Parish: Fawley
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Fawley
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
FAWLEY FAWLEY COURT
SU 78 SE
8/19 Grotto and Ruin in Fawley
Garden folly in form of ruin with domed grotto. Mid C18, by John
Freeman of Fawley Court. Flint, with some stone dressings, and tiled
roof over dome. W. end has projecting passage with C14 moulded pointed
arch at entrance and roundel with egg and dart moulding above.
Behind passage is a high wall with ruinous outline, incorporating a re-
used 3-light Perpendicular window and 2 moulded stone corbels. Left
side of passage has arched niche; right side has small closet with
remains of arched shelves. Grotto has wide semi-circular arch with
flanking roundels to N. and massive rusticated rectangular doorway of
knapped flint with pediment to S. To left of doorway is a brick arch
with flint imposts and keyblock, to right is a roundel. Interior has
fine dome of flint with ornamental ribs and frieze of knuckle bones.
Entrances now have 1984 metal grills. Folly originally housed part
of John Freeman's collection of the Arundel marbles, including a fragment of the
(G. Tyack, Records of Bucks. Vol. 24 p. 134-5).
Listing NGR: SU7666984010
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