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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1134624
English Heritage Legacy ID: 340980
Location: Kirklees, WF16
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
SE 22 SW
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.
Inportant town centre site.
Listing NGR: SE2157923452
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