Discovered in 1835, Margate's Shell Grotto is an astonishing find; 70ft 21 metres of winding passages decorated with 4.6 million shells. The walls are covered in images of gods and goddesses, trees of life and patterns made of whelks, mussels and oysters. The Shell Grotto is a very interesting place to visit. It’s a short walk from Margate town centre but it’s well worth the effort. I’ve never seen a place like it. It’s very small so visiting it will only take a few minutes. It makes one admire the amount of work that went into. The Grotto is a bit off the beaten track so you may need to to take a little walk to get there. There seems to be little known about how the millions of shells came to be in the grotto. There are lots of lovely patterns made up of different shells all over the walls of the. In recent years the Shell Grotto of Margate had electrical lighting and still provides endless wonder for visitors, complete with an attached museum and gift shop, but its mysteries remain, and perhaps always will. Tags ancient mystery historical oddities modern mysteries mysterious places strange places unsolved mystery. Grotto. What makes Margate special is the presence of a mysterious grotto. The grotto lies under houses with gardens at no more than two meters depth. The word grotto originally comes from the Italian word grotto, in Latin crypta. Caves or grotto's can be formed artificially or naturally.
29/04/2016 · A tour of the Shell Grotto, Margate, Kent, UK. Shell Grotto, Margate, Kent. 13,019 likes · 93 talking about this · 8,187 were here. Landmark & Historical Place. 08/02/2015 · DescriptionThe amazing Shell Grotto is made of 4.6million shells. Discovered in 1835, no-one knows who, when or why it was built. A folly? A shrine? Just a h. Wir waren mit einer großen Gruppe on Margate, und die Meinungen über Shell Grotto gingen auseinander. Man sollte vorher wissen, wie groß bzw. klein die Höhle ist und was sich dahinter verbirgt, um sie wirklich zu genießen.
Margate was recorded as "Meregate" in 1264 and as "Margate" in 1299, but the spelling continued to vary into modern times. The name is thought to refer to a pool gate or gap in a cliff where pools of water are found, often allowing swimmers to jump in. 05/08/2012 · Великолепная пещера, стены которой украшены узорами, сложенными из ракушек. Пещеру обнаружили в начале 19-го века. Пещера создана ещё до прихода Христианства. Shell grottoes were an expensive luxury: The grotto at Oatlands Park cost £25,000 in 1781 and took 11 years to build; and at Fisherwick Park the Marquess of Donegall spent £10,000 on shells alone in 1789. The Grotto at Margate has 2000 square feet of mosaic, using some 4.6 million shells. 06/04/2016 · Less than six feet beneath a residential neighborhood in the English seaside town of Margate lies a mysterious underground cavern. Nicknamed Shell Grotto, the subterranean passages wind for 70 feet and are adorned by millions of seashells. Who built the cavern and for what purpose remain a mystery. SUBSCRIBE: goo.gl/vR6Acb.
18/03/2016 · The Shell Grotto lies entirely underground, and can be entered by a short flight of steps that leads into a serpentine tunnel roughly hewn out of the chalk, which in turn leads to the grotto. The passages of the grotto with its over-arching vaults are covered. The Shell Grotto in Margate was discovered in 1835. But, in the ultimate mystery, nobody knows when this subterranean work of art was created, or why. The Grotto even rivals the awe produced by the nearby Ramsgate Tunnels or the secret caves beneath Primark at Westwood Cross. 5. The Shell Grotto is an ornate subterranean passageway shell grotto in Margate, Kent. Almost all the surface area of the walls and roof is covered in mosaics created entirely of seashells, totalling about 2,000 square feet 190 m 2 of mosaic, or 4.6 million shells. Refeições: Margate, Isle of Thanet: Veja 22.087 dicas e avaliações do TripAdvisor dos 249 restaurantes: Margate e faça a busca por cozinha, preço, localização e mais. Local legend says Margate’s Shell Grotto was discovered by chance over180 years ago, when in 1835 Mr James Newlove lowered his young son Joshua into a hole in the ground that had appeared during the digging of a duck pond.
Ninety-nine per cent of the shells that were used in the Margate shell grotto eg mussels, oysters, clams, whelk, razors and limpet are from shellfish that occur along the English coast. The Margate Shell Grotto was never below the private grounds of a manor house, where you would expect to find such follies. Furthermore, these follies were usually made expressly to show off to other people, or were at the very least recorded in some form. Foto de The Shell Grotto, Margate: Shells - Confira as 4.308 fotos e vídeos reais dos membros do TripAdvisor de The Shell Grotto.
On this day February 22 in 1973 the Shell Grotto in Margate was given a Grade I Listing. The Grotto was damaged during an air raid in the Second World War and it was this damage that prompted the first listing of buildings that were deemed to be of particular architectural merit by Historic England. I visited the shell grotto in May this year and can confirm what others have said on this site - that it is quite extraordinary and takes the breath away. The current owner is passionate about the grotto and has gone to extremes to ensure that it is restored and preserved for future generations.
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