Also on these boards
Shell Grotto at Margate(UK) 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. Joshua emerged describing tunnels covered with shells. He had discovered the Shell Grotto; 70ft of winding underground passages leading to an oblong chamber, its walls decorated with strange symbols mosaiced in millions of shells. Is it an ancient pagan temple? A meeting place for some secret cult? Nobody can explain who built t
In 1835, young Joshua Newlove fell down a hole and inadvertently discovered Margate’s Shell Grotto. Seventy feet of underground tunnels lead to a chamber decorated with arcane symbols made entirely from sea shells. And the purpose of a cave studded with over four million shells mosaicked into phalluses, stars and flowers? Nobody really knows.
shell grotto in Margate.
In 1835, young Joshua Newlove fell down a hole and inadvertently discovered Margate’s Shell Grotto. 70 feet of underground tunnels lead to a chamber decorated with arcane symbols made entirely from 4.6 million sea shells. The origins of this grotto is still a mystery. Some more info shellgrotto.co.uk/