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Grotto in the Grounds of Mahebourg

A Grade II Listed Building in Luxulyan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3912 / 50°23'28"N

Longitude: -4.7442 / 4°44'38"W

OS Eastings: 205038

OS Northings: 58193

OS Grid: SX050581

Mapcode National: GBR N1.SR6B

Mapcode Global: FRA 08Y0.HL1

Entry Name: Grotto in the Grounds of Mahebourg

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158605

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70950

Location: Luxulyan, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Luxulyan

Built-Up Area: Luxulyan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Luxulyan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 05 NE
7/196 Grotto in the grounds of Mahebourg

Grotto. Circa 1780. Granite with shell decoration. A round arch over a seat. The
front of the arch is faced with black volcanic pebbles; stone roof, the grotto built
against a granite boulder at the rear. The interior has pattern of ormer shells with
graded coloured pebbles between in red and black. The seat has a sloping back, with a
star pattern in shells and large conch shells along the top of the seat.
This grotto was formerly part of the Vicarage garden, (now known as King's Acre
(q.v.)) now in a separate property, Mahebourg. In style it resembles the Shell Seat
at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.

Listing NGR: SX0503858193

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