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Grotto to North East of Old Wardour Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0368 / 51°2'12"N

Longitude: -2.0879 / 2°5'16"W

OS Eastings: 393935

OS Northings: 126383

OS Grid: ST939263

Mapcode National: GBR 2YL.T4Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 66JC.SHQ

Plus Code: 9C3V2WP6+PV

Entry Name: Grotto to North East of Old Wardour Castle

Listing Date: 6 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146103

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320806

Location: Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, SP3

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Donhead St. Andrew

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Donhead St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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WARDOUR PARK (east side)

Grotto to north east of Old Wardour Castle



Grotto. 1792 by Josiah Lane of Tisbury. Tufa limestone. Situated
on bank near north east line of bailey wall and approached up
flight of wide stone steps, several entrances and rocky niches at
different levels, interior with rocky tunnels. Built within the
bailey of Old Wardour Castle (q.v.) as part of the landscape scheme
to create pleasure gardens at Old Wardour; Richard Woods was
employed by Eighth Lord Arundell between 1764 and 1771, Capability
Brown worked here from 1773. Also see grottoes at Fonthill (q.v.).
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; D. Stroud,
Capability Brown, 1979)

The asset was previously listed twice also at List entry 1146104. This entry was removed from the List on 19th February 2016.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22nd February 2016.

Listing NGR: ST9393526383

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