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The Grotto

A Grade II Listed Building in Basildon, West Berkshire

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Latitude: 51.5113 / 51°30'40"N

Longitude: -1.1362 / 1°8'10"W

OS Eastings: 460040

OS Northings: 179504

OS Grid: SU600795

Mapcode National: GBR 926.7KK

Mapcode Global: VHCZ2.885S

Plus Code: 9C3WGV67+GG

Entry Name: The Grotto

Listing Date: 14 April 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290510

English Heritage Legacy ID: 395026

Location: Basildon, West Berkshire, RG8

County: West Berkshire

Civil Parish: Basildon

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Basildon

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SU 67 NW BASILDON READING ROAD (north-east side)

2/1 The Grotto

House, now college. Late C18 with C19 additions to rear. White painted
brick with plinth and plat bands. Coped parapets to hipped slate roofs,
lower over flanking wings, with truncated end stack to left, truncated
ridge stack off-centre to right, and stack to rear. Central block of 3
storeys and 3 bays, flanking projecting lower wings of 3 storeys and 2
bays, linked to central block by quadrant corners. Centre block: glazing
bar sashes with exposed wooden boxes and jalousies ground floor glazing
bar removed. C19 four-panelled door with overlight to far left. Left
hand wing: glazing bars sashes, 2 on second floor, and one to left on first
and ground floors. Glazing bar sash on ground and first floor of quadrant.
Right-hand wing: blank window to left on first and second floor, ground
floor blank window to right. Half glazed door to left, doorcase with
panelled reveals, attached Ionic columns supporting open triangular pediment
with eagle in tympanum. Interior: octagonal inner hall with niches and
delicate plasterwork. C18 fireplaces in ground floor rooms. B.O.E, Berkshire,

Listing NGR: SU6004079504

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