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Guided Tour, Mon 9 Sep 2019

Contact

Local Studies

Address

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

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Details

An early evening tour of Alexander Pope’s grotto in Cross Deep, Twickenham. The only remaining part of Pope’s villa, the grotto remains largely unchanged from 1744 when Pope died. In later life he had redecorated the grotto as a geological museum and this is how you see it today with a wide range of mineral and geological specimens.

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
Mon 9 Sep 2019 18:00 to 19:30

Prices

Full price tickets £6.00, or £10.00 including a £4.00 donation. All ticket sales go towards the restoration fund. Advance booking required

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.