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The Waterford Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Ford, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.6316 / 55°37'53"N

Longitude: -2.0863 / 2°5'10"W

OS Eastings: 394661

OS Northings: 637562

OS Grid: NT946375

Mapcode National: GBR F3WB.31

Mapcode Global: WH9Z2.XQP3

Entry Name: The Waterford Fountain

Listing Date: 10 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154211

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238079

Location: Ford, Northumberland, TD15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Ford

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Ford And Etal

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NT 9437
17/112 The Waterford

Former fountain, now planter. c.1860 for Lady Waterford, commemorating the
death of her husband in 1859. Sandstone ashlar basin, granite base to column,
polished pink granite column; sandstone statue.

Large quatrefoil-shaped basin with cable-moulded edge. 4 lions-head spouts
at the corners drain into semicircular overflow basins. In the centre a tall
Corinthian column on an octagonal base with alternate sides projecting; from
them project stone water spouts. The sides between have worn inscriptions
including the legend "with joy shall ye drink out of the well of salvation.
Drink ye abundantly O beloved". The column is octagonal below and round above
with shields and cable moulding at the intersection. On top an almost lifesize
angel holding a shield with the Waterford arms.

The column was renewed following storm damage in 1868.

Hastings Neville: Under a Border Tower: Newcastle: 1896.

Listing NGR: NT9466137562

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