Our first newsletter covers project status, fund-raising events, a discussion about
Pope and gardening and a paper on the fate of Pope’s Skull: Newsletter no. 1.
In Newsletter no. 2 we sadly report the death of Tony Beckles Willson without whom
Pope's Grotto would have remained neglected. Inside there are reports on the status
of our conservation project and on our last symposium. You can also read articles
on two other local grottos and the 'Nine Ladies of Crux Easton'.
Newsletter no. 3 contains the news of our recent Heritage Lottery Grant, a report
on the recent laser-scanning of the grotto, an article on the second Grotto at Marble
Hill House and “The Residence of the Muses”: a paper on 18th century literary life
You can keep informed by subscribing to our email list here.
A couple of articles about our project have been published in 2 local magazines,
not available on the web: The Friends of Tabley House (Cheshire) Newsletter February
2016, and An Baner Kernewek (The Cornish Banner), August 2016. The latter is a long-standing
Cornish cultural magazine. The connection with Pope’s Grotto is made via Dr William
Borlase of Ludgvan, who supplied Pope with Cornish minerals for his last building
Saturday 16th September 2017
There will be tours of the grotto and Radnor House School at 10 am, 11 am and 12
noon on Saturday 16th September as part of Open House London weekend.