1828 Shell Grotto at Jordans, Somerset

1828 Shell Grotto at Jordans, Somerset

THE SHELL GROTTO AT JORDANS, SOMERSET Shell grottoes grew as a fashion in the 18th C. The grotto was a creation of somewhere ‘other’ than the formal country house and garden. A magical place embellished with exotic shells, corals, fossils, stalactites, stones and...



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