The Poynder Fountain

Date:
20 Aug 1999
Location:
The Poynder Fountain, High Street, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8NH
Reference:
IOE01/00078/25
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ST 8268 BOX HIGH STREET

3/165 The Poynder Fountain

GV II

Drinking fountain, dated 1878, ashlar with pink granite column shafts and grey granite base with bowl to front and trough to rear.

Ornate Gothic structure with ashlar crocketted Gothic gable to front and rear carried on 2 ashlar piers rising from the grey granite base paired with outer pink granite piers rising from ground level. Narrow pierced side openings with small gable.

Centre front gable is pierced by pointed arch, richly carved with Poynder arms in apex. Rear similar arch is infilled by open 2 arch screen with cusping and cusped trefoil over. Granite centre and side shafts, centre capital is bronze with griffin water spouts at angles. Rear inscription recording W.H. Poynder of Hartham Park as donor of fountain and Col. Northey as donor of the spring and site.

Formerly surrounded by ornate iron railings, of which the stone plinth survives.

Listing NGR: ST8257668518

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Aplin_Kim IOE Records for Aplin, Kim; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Kim Aplin. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Aplin, Kim

Rights Holder: Aplin, Kim

Keywords

Ashlar, Granite, Stone, Victorian Drinking Fountain, Water Supply And Drainage, Fountain, Water Supply Site