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Latitude: 51.105 / 51°6'18"N
Longitude: -2.324 / 2°19'26"W
OS Eastings: 377413
OS Northings: 134016
OS Grid: ST774340
Mapcode National: GBR 0TV.M82
Mapcode Global: VH97Z.NHR8
Entry Name: Small Grotto Below Temple of Flora
Listing Date: 9 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1131101
English Heritage Legacy ID: 321255
Location: Stourton with Gasper, Wiltshire, BA12
Civil Parish: Stourton with Gasper
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Upper Stour
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
STOURTON WITH GASPER STOURHEAD GARDENS
ST 73 SE
6/149 Small grotto below Temple of Flora
Grotto. 1744 by Henry Flitcroft. Rustic limestone segmental
arched recess, formerly part of a larger design featuring a statue
of a River God by Thomas Manning, bought in 1743, set in the recess
above a cascade. Flitcroft's design pre-dated the raising of the
water level to form the lake; the cascade was submerged and the
statue presumably removed c1754. This, together with the Temple of
Flora (q.v.) was Henry Hoare's first contribution to the gardens.
(K. Woodbridge, The Stourhead Landscape, 1982)
Listing NGR: ST7741334016
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