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The Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6958 / 51°41'45"N

Longitude: -2.2182 / 2°13'5"W

OS Eastings: 385015

OS Northings: 199699

OS Grid: ST850996

Mapcode National: GBR 1N4.Q09

Mapcode Global: VH954.HMPT

Entry Name: The Fountain

Listing Date: 17 July 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119632

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354701

Location: Nailsworth, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Nailsworth

Built-Up Area: Nailsworth

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Nailsworth St George

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/08/2012

ST 8499 6/116

The Fountain

(Formerly listed under Market Street)


Dated 1862. Hexagonal drinking fountain with crocketted spirelet capped by poppyhead. Cusped arch with triangular head to each face, pink granite columns with carved foliate capitals. Three faces blind with texts, a valediction and "This fountain was erected in 1862 as a memorial of the late William Smith Esquire of this village by those who admired his character and deplored his removal from them by a sudden death September 29 1861 at the age of 53 years". The valediction refers to Mr Smith as "an honest lawyer". (Previously relocated to Old Market, now returned to original position)

Listing NGR: ST8501599699

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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