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Grotto About 10 Metres South West of Walled Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Highnam, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8716 / 51°52'17"N

Longitude: -2.3038 / 2°18'13"W

OS Eastings: 379182

OS Northings: 219265

OS Grid: SO791192

Mapcode National: GBR 0JL.LD9

Mapcode Global: VH94B.07Y3

Plus Code: 9C3VVMCW+JF

Entry Name: Grotto About 10 Metres South West of Walled Garden

Listing Date: 26 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171384

English Heritage Legacy ID: 134328

ID on this website: 101171384

Location: Highnam, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL2

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Highnam

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Highnam Holy Innocents

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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SO 7819-7919
9/37 Grotto about 10m south-west
of walled garden, Highnam Court
Grotto. Mid C19 by Pulham for T. Gambier-Parry. Pulhamite (form
of artificial stone); render on brickwork. Large, rough heap of
'boulders' rising from by stream, partly overgrown on top. Rough
opening in front, with 'stone' lintel over; irregular flight of
steps up on left to higher ground behind. Irregular gap on right
return to form 'window' for view down stream. Inside semi-
circular room, irregular 'stones' as benches round side, concrete
roof over. Part of garden designed by Pulham, garden one of
largest and best examples of his work surviving. Forms group with
cave, other grotto and walled garden (q.v.).
(S. Festing, article in Garden History, XII; Country Life,
article in 1899 volume; article in Autumn, 1985 newsletter of
Georgian Group in Gloucester and Avon)

Listing NGR: SO7918219265

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