image for Historical Event item typePope's Grotto OpenHouse 2019 at Pope's Grotto

Historical Event, Sat 21 Sep 2019, free entry

Contact

Open City

Address

Pope's Villa,
Cross Deep,
Twickenham,
Middlesex,
TW1 4QG

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date event
Mon 9 Sep Pope's Grotto tour
Sat 21 Sep Pope's Grotto OpenHouse 2019

Details

Grotto with mineral decoration is last remaining part of Alexander Pope's villa built in 1720. The villa was demolished 1808 and replaced and redeveloped many times in following years but Pope's Grotto remains. William Kent, Alexander Pope, 1720

Alexander Pope's Grotto is the last remaining part of his villa, which he built in 1720 on the banks of the Thames at Twickenham. Demolished in 1808, the villa was replaced and the property became the subject of much redevelopment over the following 200 years. In 1996 St James's Independent School for boys acquired the estate, remaining for 14 years.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 Sep 2019 10:00 to 12:30
Last entry 12noon

Prices

Free entry

Pre book only

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 160727  Lat: 51.44154 Long: -0.33145

Entrance via Radnor House School on Cross Deep.

Facilities

Alexander Pope's Grotto is the last remaining part of his villa, which he built in 1720 on the banks of the Thames at Twickenham. Demolished in 1808, the villa was replaced and the property became the subject of much redevelopment over the following 200 years. In 1996 St James's Independent School for boys acquired the estate, remaining for 14 years.