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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
Entry Name: Grotto to South East of the Old Mill in Melbourne Hall Gardens
Listing Date: 10 November 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1334617
English Heritage Legacy ID: 83072
Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73
District: South Derbyshire
Civil Parish: Melbourne
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Melbourne St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK 38/3925 PARISH OF MELBOURNE CHURCH CLOSE
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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