SK6505 : Grotto, The Mound, Scraptoft

taken 20 days ago, near to Scraptoft, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Grotto, The Mound, Scraptoft
Grotto, The Mound, Scraptoft
Originally part of the grounds of Scraptoft Hall, this is a late 18th century folly. Its location close to post-war housing estates on the outskirts of Leicester has rendered it vulnerable to vandals. The roof, which was vaulted, originally came forward to the front wall. The interior was decorated with shells LinkExternal link and coloured stone, but these have been largely broken off. Listed Grade II.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
Period (from Tags)
Late 18th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6535 0586 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.7930N 1:2.1331W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6535 0586
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Grotto  Grade II Listed  Vandalised 

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