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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1327375
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70949
Location: Luxulyan, Cornwall, PL30
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
SX 05 NE
7/195 Grotto about 40 metres west of
- Water Meadow
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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