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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: GROTTO AND POOL SOUTH EAST OF COLEORTON HALL

List entry Number: 1067353

Location

GROTTO AND POOL SOUTH EAST OF COLEORTON HALL, ASHBY ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireNorth West LeicestershireDistrict AuthorityColeorton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Aug-1999

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 476961

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History

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Details

SK 31 NE COLEORTON ASHBY ROAD (North, off) 18/3/10008 Grotto and Pool South-East Of Coleorton Hall

GV II*

Grotto and associated pool. 1806, with mid C20 alterations. Designed by William Wordsworth, and built under his supervision, for Sir George Beaumont of Coleorton Hall. Shellwork in the grotto by Dorothy Wordsworth. The grotto incorporates brick and dressed stone, probably salvaged from builders' rubble on the site. Semicircular arched recess, formerly faced with tufa, with fragmentary remains of shellwork within. Pebbled floor in star pattern. To the right, stone steps down to a pebbled path flanking the pool. Circular pool, approx. 5m diameter, with plain edging. Central fountain in the form of a vase. The grotto is a major feature of the winter garden designed by Wordsworth, and is a significant element in the landscaping of Coleorton Hall.



Listing NGR: SK3916817200

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National Grid Reference: SK 39168 17200

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