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Margate Shell Grotto

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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.

The Shell Grotto - Margate,UK; of winding underground passages leading to an oblong chamber, its walls decorated with strange symbols mosaiced in millions of shells.

Amazing Margate Shell Grotto - Kent's Greatest Mystery - MessageToEagle.com

It was accidentally discovered in 1835 James Newlove& young son Joshua was lowered through the narrow hole on a length of rope to retrieve a tool.

Margate Shell Grotto

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Shell Grotto, Margate by AllieW. (Kent, MM shells, of winding underground passages leading to a rectangular chamber, of mosaic. I love this amazing & special place.

Shell Grotto,   The Mystery of Shell Grotto  by 5ocietyx  Shell Grotto    Shell Grotto    “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.” from UK Curiosity Blog    Or so the legend goes…

The Mystery of Shell Grotto

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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.

In 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. (Over 4 million sea shells!

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