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Grotto About 4o Metres West of Water Meadow

A Grade II Listed Building in Luxulyan, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3918 / 50°23'30"N

Longitude: -4.7431 / 4°44'35"W

OS Eastings: 205116

OS Northings: 58259

OS Grid: SX051582

Mapcode National: GBR N1.SRGW

Mapcode Global: FRA 08Y0.HYT

Entry Name: Grotto About 4o Metres West of Water Meadow

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327375

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70949

Location: Luxulyan, Cornwall, PL30

County: Cornwall

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

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Listing Text

LUXULYAN LUXULYAN
SX 05 NE
7/195 Grotto about 40 metres west of
- Water Meadow
II

Grotto. Circa 1780. Granite with shell decoration. Round narrow arch with keystone
and voussoirs, jambs to sides faced with black volcanic pebbles and shells. Inside,
squared granite walls, the rear wall with a rounded arch, with a star pattern of
shells, not all shells remaining. Pool fed by spring in floor of grotto. Flight of
8 granite steps to right side; the grotto is built into a bank.
This grotto was formerly part of the Vicarage garden, (now known as King's Acre,
(q.v.)) now a separate property, Water Meadow. In style it resembles the Shell Slat
at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.


Listing NGR: SX0511658259

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