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Drinking Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Heckmondwike, Kirklees

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7071 / 53°42'25"N

Longitude: -1.6746 / 1°40'28"W

OS Eastings: 421579

OS Northings: 423452

OS Grid: SE215234

Mapcode National: GBR JTRK.8V

Mapcode Global: WHC9X.72VY

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain

Listing Date: 13 January 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1134624

English Heritage Legacy ID: 340980

Location: Kirklees, WF16

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Heckmondwike

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Heckmondwike

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Heckmondwike St James

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

SE 22 SW
4/74

HECKMONDWIKE UD
MARKET PLACE
Drinking Fountain

II

Drinking fountain, dated 1863, with clock tower. Square ashlar base
with diagonal buttressing with alternative red and grey granite panels and
2 red granite drinking bowls. Surmounting the buttresses are scrolls
with carved foliage supporting figure heads. Shallow pediments over
panels. On 2 opposing faces are figure heads with wreath, and on other
2 opposing faces is carved red granite plaque: THIS FOUNTAIN WAS
ERECTED BY VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTION OF THE INHABITANTS OF HECKMONDWIKE
AS A TOKEN OF THEIR LOYALTY AND TO COMMEMORATE THE MARRIAGE OF H.R.H.
THE PRINCE OF WALES WITH H.R.H. THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF DENMARK.
MARCH l0th 1863.

Surmounting the fountain is square iron clock tower with lamp.

Iron railings with ornamental heads surround the fountain.

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Listing NGR: SE2157923452

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

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