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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
Entry Name: Grotto to North East of Old Wardour Castle
Listing Date: 6 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1146103
English Heritage Legacy ID: 320806
Location: Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, SP3
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
DONHEAD ST. ANDREW
ST 92 NW
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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