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Latitude: 50.6825 / 50°40'56"N
Longitude: -3.246 / 3°14'45"W
OS Eastings: 312068
OS Northings: 87721
OS Grid: SY120877
Mapcode National: GBR P8.BR1H
Mapcode Global: FRA 4728.R6S
Plus Code: 9C2RMQJ3+XJ
Entry Name: Grotto in the Garden of Knowle Grange (Flats) Including Rockery, Pool, Vase, Pedestal and Summerhouse
Listing Date: 12 October 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1227921
English Heritage Legacy ID: 402406
Location: Sidmouth, East Devon, Devon, EX10
Civil Parish: Sidmouth
Built-Up Area: Sidmouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Sidmouth
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
Grotto in the garden
of Knowle Grange (Flats)
including rockery, pool,
vase, pedestal and summerhouse
SY 1287 1/220 12.10.51.
(Knowle Grange is a modern block of flats). The garden was originally
part of the grounds of Knowle Cottage (see Knowle, Sidmouth Urban District
Offices, Station Road) and retains a grotto dating from the early C19,
probably due to Mr Fish. It has a layout of paths, bays and circular
spaces surrounded by rockeries of rustic stone. A pedestal with vase
forms the central feature of one enclosure, an oval pool lined with pebbles
of another. Axial to these at the south end is a semi circular summerhouse
with vaulted roof. It is lined with rose quartz, picked out with a design
of black pebbles. A wooden bench with trellis back runs round the interior.
Picturesque. Curiosity value.
Listing NGR: SY1206887721
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