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A Grade II Listed Building in Davenham, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2324 / 53°13'56"N

Longitude: -2.5103 / 2°30'37"W

OS Eastings: 366033

OS Northings: 370721

OS Grid: SJ660707

Mapcode National: GBR 7T.08RZ

Mapcode Global: WH99K.D0VS

Entry Name: Fountain

Listing Date: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138426

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57309

Location: Davenham, Cheshire West and Chester, CW9

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Davenham

Built-Up Area: Northwich

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Davenham St Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 67 SE
6602 7071




Fountain and canopy. Late C19. Yellow sandstone ashlar. Square
fountain canopy set in triangular surround. Low outer walling
originally supporting railings and forming triangular surround with
central opening to north west and cobble sets as paving. Eastern
front of canopy: square corner piers with roll moulds to corners and
moulded bases and with capital formed by the splaying outwards of the
columns at their tops. Shaped archway above set in gable which has an
inscription above the arch reading IN:MEMORY of JOHN:HOSKEN:HARPER:ESQ
OF:DAVENHAM:HALL. Crow-steps behind gable. Octagonal shaft to spire
above with coat of arms and band of fig leaf ornament at top, gablets
to all sides behind which rises the octagonal spirelet. Octagonal
basin to fountain with fountainhead of lions head with spout in mouth
on circular moulded shaft. Western side, similar to Eastern front
with inscription reading HE:WAS:A:FATHER:TO:THE:POOR:AND:THE:CAUSE:

Listing NGR: SJ 66033 70721

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

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