The Grotto At Bowden Park, Lacock, Wiltshire, SN15 (Grade II*)

The Grotto At Bowden Park is a grade two star (II*) listed building in Lacock, Wiltshire, SN15. It was first listed in 1987.

About The Grotto At Bowden Park

LACOCK BOWDEN HILL ST 96 NW (north side) 3/15 The Grotto at Bowden Park GV II*

Grotto and summerhouse, c1800, cyclopean ironstone random rocks with stone slate concealed roof. Centre circular summerhouse with 3-sided canted front of cyclopean masonry flanked by wings of rockwork incorporating various small grottoes, the right wing having the entry to a serpentine tunnel emerging behind. Summerhouse has 3 pointed-arched doorways with lattice glazed double-doors and Y-tracery overlights. Interior has unusually elaborate and complete grotto-work; tufa, fossil and shell lined walls and vault, the vault also with pendants treated as stalactites. Patterned tile floor. The stonework has similarities to the cascade at Bowood House of 1785-7 by Hon C. Hamilton, built by J. Lane of Tisbury (see Calne Without C.P.).

Where is The Grotto At Bowden Park?

The Grotto At Bowden Park is located on Bowden Hill, in Lacock, Wiltshire, SN15.

Key Facts

Grid ReferenceST9380168094
Easting, Northing393801.2465, 168093.5741
Latitude, Longitude51.411828, -2.090517
Grade listingII* (two star)
English Heritage List Entry Number1022134
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