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Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4542 / 51°27'15"N

Longitude: -0.9742 / 0°58'27"W

OS Eastings: 471369

OS Northings: 173303

OS Grid: SU713733

Mapcode National: GBR QLG.84

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.2Q91

Plus Code: 9C3XF23G+M8

Entry Name: Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113571

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39151

Location: Reading, RG1

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Reading St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain


1887. Designed by G.W. Webb. Portland stone. Ashlar with polished granite columns and red sandstone bands. Oval three stage fountain. Large lower basin (now flower beds) and drinking bowls. Colonnaded drum with inscribed frieze. Smaller drum over with canopied oval cone supporting single columns capped by griffins and further capped by crown. Water formerly spouted from the top and from the gargoyles' mouths. A typical Victorian amalgam of forms and conceits.

Listing NGR: SU7136973303

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