FOUNTAIN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1215023
Date first listed:
29-Jul-1966
Statutory Address:
FOUNTAIN, WORSLEY GREEN

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Location

Statutory Address:
FOUNTAIN, WORSLEY GREEN

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

District:
Salford (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 74989 00323

Details

In the entry for:

WORSLEY, WORSLEY GREEN, SD 70 SW, 1/65

Fountain

29/7/66

GV

II

the description shall be amended to read as follows:

Fountain, 1905. Brick with stone dressings. A central carved stone bowl on scrolled pedestal stands on a platform of four steps. It is surrounded by a brick superstructure which has arched openings in each side, weathered diagonal buttreses and an entablature with debased triglyphs, a cornice and a pierced parapet. The fountain was erected by the 3rd Earl of Ellesmere in memory of the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater shortly after the removal of the former factory of the Duke which stood on the site of the green. The fountain stands on the site of the former factory chimney and re-uses bricks from it. A long Latin inscription on one of the steps starts "I was a lofty column, where panting nostrils were made by the skill of the Cyclops, the glory of the smith".

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WORSLEY WORSLEY GREEN SD 70 SW 1/65 Fountain 29/7/66 G.V. II

Fountain. 1905. Brick with stone dressings. A central carved stone bowl on scrolled pedestal stands on a platform of 4 steps. It is surrounded by a brick superstructure which has arched openings in each side, weathered diagonal buttresses and an entablature with debased triglyphs, a cornice and a pierced parapet. The fountain was erected by the 1st Earl of Ellesmere shortly after the old works of the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater had been cleared off the green. It stands at the base of a former chimney and re-uses bricks from it. A long latin inscription on one of the steps starts: "I was a lofty column, where panting nostrils were made by the skill of the Cyclops, the glory of the smith".

Listing NGR: SD7498900323

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
400056
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 26 Jun 2000
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