The 2020 programme is now past. We will be launching the 2021 programme mid August 2021

  • The South Chamber, conserved in 2017.
  • The tunnel
  • St James
  • Pope's Grotto in 1845 after the demolition of his villa
  • The grotto in 1786, by Samuel Lewis
  • A plan of the grotto, drawn by Alexander Pope in January 1740.

Pope's Grotto

Alexander Pope

place
Radnor House School, Pope's Villa, Cross Deep, Twickenham, TW1 4QG

Travel Information

train
Nearest train: Twickenham, Strawberry Hill
directions_bus
Bus routes: 281, 33, R68, R70, H22, 267
Grotto with mineral decoration is last remaining part of Alexander Pope's villa built 1720. The villa was demolished 1808 and replaced and redeveloped many times in following years but Pope's Grotto remains.

Design

Original design
William Kent, Alexander Pope, 1720
Type
Community/cultural, Miscellaneous, Monument, Historical house
Period
Georgian