This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
3P1634 NW 9/103 BLOCKLEY HIGH STREET (North-West side)
Russell Spring and Raised Walkway GV II
Mid C19: Drystone rubble retaining wall with soldier course to parapet and plain string at path level. Follows line of road: starts at Arlington Terrace and extends to approximately 25 yds short of Rock Bank. The highest point, above Russell Spring, is about 11 ft.
Russell Spring, nearly opposite entrance to Malvern House is a simple gabled aedicule to a niche with a water spout in it. The tympanum is inscribed "Water from the Living Rock God's Precious Gift to Man" and over the niche "Russell Spring". Built with unemployed labour during winter under the supervision of Richard Belcher, the Parish Waywarden.
Named after Lucy Russell (d. 1858) who worked the nearby mill c1800-1820.
Listing NGR: SP1618634592
© Helmut Schulenburg. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Schulenburg, Helmut
Rights Holder: Schulenburg, Helmut
Rubble, Georgian Wall, Victorian Monument (By Form), Barrier, Drinking Fountain, Water Supply And Drainage, Fountain, Water Supply Site, Spring, Raised Pavement, Unassigned, Pavement
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