Investigative works in Wanstead Park to assess the historic Grotto

IMG_0974©Richard Arnopp

The City of London Corporation has carried out investigative works on Wanstead Park’s 18th-century Grotto to establish the extent of the existing foundations and current soil conditions.

“The works, consisting of window samples and hand-dug trial pits, were carried out under archaeological observations. The results will inform an assessment of the structural integrity of the Grotto and any recommendations for repair,” said a spokesperson.

The Grotto was part of the estate of the long-lost Wanstead House.

Author: Editor