The Grotto, Ascot Place, Winkfield, Bracknell Forest

Eric de Maré1945/1980

Historic England

Historic England
London, United Kingdom

A new house and landscape park were created at Ascot Place in the late 18th century. A number of ornamental features were erected in the park, including The Grotto, which was built in circa 1750 by masons Robert Turnbull & Scott. It contains several chambers in a mound of rocks and boulders. Inside, the walls are lined with quartz crystals and artificial stalactites hang from the ceiling.

Historic England Archive AA98/04117


  • Title: The Grotto, Ascot Place, Winkfield, Bracknell Forest
  • Creator: Eric de Maré
  • Date Created: 1945/1980
  • Rights: Copyright Historic England Archive
  • Medium: Cellulose acetate photographic film negative

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