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We will be launching the 2021 programme at 12pm on 11 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
info_outline
Bookshop, Refreshments, Toilets

Travel Information

train
Nearest train: Twickenham, Strawberry Hill
directions_bus
Bus routes: 33, R68, R70, H22, 267, 281
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.

Events

Saturday 4th September
Pope's Grotto
schedule Time: 10am to 12.30pm
group Capacity: 30
Pre-book only https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/popesgrotto
Saturday 11th September
Pope's Grotto
schedule Time: 10am to 12.30pm
group Capacity: 30
Pre-book only https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/popesgrotto

Design

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