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Design for the grotto, Oatlands Park, Surrey

Wright, Stephen (d. 1780)

Woburn Abbey: the grotto

De Caus, Isaac (d. 1656?)
NOTES: Woburn Abbey became the seat of the Russell family in 1547 and of the Dukes of Bedford from 1694. The Abbey was largely rebuilt between 1744 and 1790 by Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland. The house and park were opened to the public in 1955.

Clandon Park, West Clandon, Surrey: grotto and statue of the Three Graces

Brown, Lancelot, 'Capability' (1716-1783)
NOTES: Clandon Park was rebuilt in Palladian style for 2nd Lord Onslow by the Venetian-born architect, Giacomo Leoni, c.1730-1733. Work on the interiors continued into the 1740s. The grounds were landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 1770s.

Ogre, Parco dei Mostri, Bomarzo

Ligorio, Pirro (1510-1583)
NOTES: The park was designed by the architect Pirro Ligorio for Prince Pier Francesco Orsini, known as Vicino Orsini, in 1547-1552.

Viceroy's House, New Delhi: the north fort grotto

Lutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer (1869-1944)

Villa Papa Giulia, Rome: entrance to grotto

Vasari, Giorgio (1511-1574)

Summerhouse on a rock in the Chinese taste

Halfpenny, William (d. 1755)
SOURCE: William Halfpenny, Rural architecture in the Chinese taste, being designs entirely new for the decoration of gardens, parks, forrests, insides of houses, &c. (London, 1752), part 1, pl. 10 NOTES: This octagonal summerhouse is designed on an artificial rock intended to house a cellar or grotto.