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Grotto to South East of the Old Mill in Melbourne Hall Gardens

A Grade II* Listed Building in Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8197 / 52°49'11"N

Longitude: -1.4212 / 1°25'16"W

OS Eastings: 439103

OS Northings: 324845

OS Grid: SK391248

Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.7HG

Mapcode Global: WHDHF.4DH5

Plus Code: 9C4WRH9H+VG

Entry Name: Grotto to South East of the Old Mill in Melbourne Hall Gardens

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334617

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83072

Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Melbourne

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Melbourne St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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6/88 (East Side)
10.11.67 Grotto to South East of
the Old Mill in
Melbourne Hall Gardens
Grotto. Early C19. Red brick covered in tufa, shells and
marble. Low segmental headed alcove with small semi-circular
headed marble niche to back over a small stone pool. Over the
niche is a marble inscription reading
'Rest weary stranger in this shady cave,
And taste, if languid, of the mineral wave,
There's virtue in the draught, for health that flies,
From crowded cities and their smoky skies,
Here lends her power from every glade and hill
Strength to the breeze' C Lamb.
This is a later addition to early C18 garden designed by London
and Wise, gardeners to Queen Anne, for Thomas Coke of Melbourne
Hall. Included in the Derbyshire Historic Gardens Register at
Grade I. See item 6/63 for sources.

Listing NGR: SK3910324845

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