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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1158605
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70950
Location: Luxulyan, Cornwall, PL30
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
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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