FOUNTAIN IN PRINCESS GARDENS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206829
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1975
Date of most recent amendment:
03-May-1994
Statutory Address:
FOUNTAIN IN PRINCESS GARDENS, PRINCESS GARDENS

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Location

Statutory Address:
FOUNTAIN IN PRINCESS GARDENS, PRINCESS GARDENS

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Torbay (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 91655 63478

Details

TORQUAY

SX9163 PRINCESS GARDENS 885-1/17/218 Fountain in Princess Gardens 10/01/75 (Formerly Listed as: VAUGHAN ROAD Fountain in Princess Gardens)

GV II

Fountain. c1894, contemporary with the laying out of the pleasure grounds. Cast-iron and stone. 3-tier fountain discharging into a round pool. Pool with a moulded edge with stylised foliage. Base of fountain tripartite with spouting dolphins ridden by trumpeting children. Central moulded column with countryside scenes in relief including squirrels, birds. Decorated iron brackets support the scalloped basin on top and storks decorate the cylinder that supports the top basin, decorated with a seated infant who holds a crowning basin like a parasol. HISTORY: Ellis records that H Young of the Torbay and Cumper's Hotels provided the fountain as a gift at a cost of about »150 on condition that the corporation provided a suitable basin for it. Attractively festive item of public park furniture and to a pattern produced by the Saracen Foundry in Glasgow. (Ellis CA: An Historical Survey of Torquay, 2nd edition: 1930-: P.380).

Listing NGR: SX9165563478

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
390760
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Ellis, A, A Historical Survey of Torquay, (1930), 380

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 21 Aug 2002
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