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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: POPE'S GROTTO IN GROUNDS OF ST CATHERINE'S HIGH SCHOOL

List entry Number: 1192178

Location

POPE'S GROTTO IN GROUNDS OF ST CATHERINE'S HIGH SCHOOL, CROSS DEEP

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityRichmond upon ThamesLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Sep-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 205295

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History

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Details

In the entry for CROSS DEEP 22/2 (east side)

Pope's Grotto in grounds of St Catherine's High School The grade shall be amended to II*

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1. 5028 CROSS DEEP (east side) Pope's Grotto in grounds of St Catherine's High School TQ 1672 22/2 2.9.52

II

2. Grotto with rusticated arched entrance facing river, and running under the road to what was part of Pope's Estate on the other side and is now the school playing fields (passage lengthened when road widened C19-C20). Long passage with 2 "chapels" one on either side of entrance. Lined with cement in which are set rooks, stones, stalactites (said to have come from Wookey Hole in Somerset) etc. and the cement worked to intimate rough rocks. There are a few bits of sculpture (statues, etc not good) in the "chapels" The decorations which lined the grotto have long since gone and the grotto is dark and gloomy though dry. The whole is well looked after and preserved by the Sisters. The school and convent stand on the site of Pope's House above the entrance to the Grotto. (Also a smaller grotto in the grounds probably of similar origin.) '

Listing NGR: TQ1595672690

Selected Sources

  1. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 17 Greater London - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: TQ 15956 72690

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