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The Grotto, Approximately 50 Metres South West of Flitwick Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Flitwick, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9958 / 51°59'44"N

Longitude: -0.5026 / 0°30'9"W

OS Eastings: 502906

OS Northings: 234098

OS Grid: TL029340

Mapcode National: GBR G3N.ZQ8

Mapcode Global: VHFR0.73PB

Entry Name: The Grotto, Approximately 50 Metres South West of Flitwick Manor

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321732

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38014

Location: Flitwick, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Flitwick

Built-Up Area: Ampthill

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Flitwick

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text



16/27 The Grotto, approx. 50
23.1.61 metres SW of Flitwick

- II

Garden building, called the Grotto. Later C18. Red brick with some vitrified
bricks. Main part of each facade has clinker and blue glass cladding with red
brick dressings. Takes form of small bridge, the archway room beneath
retaining its pebblework decoration to ceiling and floor and to parts of
walls. W elevation: Gothic style. Pointed archway flanked by 2 small
quatrefoil windows. E elevation: Classical style facade in 3 bays,
articulated by brick pilasters which become piers of central round arch. This
has brick keystone and impost bands. Flanking bays have round-arched niches.
Parapet has brick band at base, stone coping, and vermiculated stone panel to
each bay.

(Bedfordshire Record Office: LL 17/284, "Flitwick House, its Gardens,
Grounds, etc", a sketch and notebook by J T Brooks.)

Listing NGR: TL0290634098

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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