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The Poynder Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Box, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4154 / 51°24'55"N

Longitude: -2.2519 / 2°15'6"W

OS Eastings: 382576

OS Northings: 168518

OS Grid: ST825685

Mapcode National: GBR 1RL.7G9

Mapcode Global: VH96G.XPC9

Plus Code: 9C3VCP8X+56

Entry Name: The Poynder Fountain

Listing Date: 24 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 317028

Location: Box, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Box

Built-Up Area: Box

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Box

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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3/165 The Poynder Fountain


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

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