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Below is a list of shell houses and grottoes within the city of Bristol. 



The industrialist William Champion built the house (now a care home) and garden between 1740 - 68.


Goldney Grotto

In 1737 Thomas Goldney III continued to landscape the garden that he had inherited from his father by adding a range of eye-catchers that included statues, a Bastion, Rotunda and a subterranean grotto that took over 20 years to complete.

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