FOUNTAIN AT WIDCOMBE MANOR HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1394134
Date first listed:
11-Aug-1972
Date of most recent amendment:
15-Oct-2010
Statutory Address:
FOUNTAIN AT WIDCOMBE MANOR HOUSE, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
FOUNTAIN AT WIDCOMBE MANOR HOUSE, CHURCH STREET

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

District:
Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 75954 63859

Details

CHURCH STREET Widcombe (West side) Fountain at Widcombe Manor House 11/08/72

GV I

Garden fountain. Thought now to be late C19 copy of a C15 fountain. Bronze, limestone. Four of the cherubs were stolen and bronze copies made from an almost identical fountain in Tetbury. Small bronze figure on shell rises from higher of two shallow basins, with central baluster carried on Rococo with four small mermaids, and on four turtles as feet, all set to square stone block centred to circular pool, approx 3m diameter, with raised surround of stone curbing containing narrow cobbled band of paving. Fountain centred to south front of Manor House (qv), with steps and stone balustrading (qv) to west. Probably installed as part of redesign of garden layout by Rolfe and Peto in 1928 (drawings in RIBA). See photographs of previous garden layout without fountain. SOURCES: Pevsner architectural Guides: Forsyth M: Bath: 2003: 219-220.

Listing NGR: ST7595463859

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
509524
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.

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