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The Sophia Water Fountain at Sk 376 445

A Grade II Listed Building in Horsley, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.9964 / 52°59'47"N

Longitude: -1.4406 / 1°26'26"W

OS Eastings: 437641

OS Northings: 344489

OS Grid: SK376444

Mapcode National: GBR 6D4.2MG

Mapcode Global: WHDGF.VY58

Entry Name: The Sophia Water Fountain at Sk 376 445

Listing Date: 20 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158300

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78803

Location: Horsley, Amber Valley, Derbyshire, DE21

County: Derbyshire

District: Amber Valley

Civil Parish: Horsley

Built-Up Area: Horsley

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Horsley St Clement

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 34 SE
4/27 (North Side)
The Sophia Water
Fountain at
SK 376 445


Water fountain. 1864, funded by Sacheverell Sitwell. Sandstone.
Square pier, approximately 5 feet high, on stepped chamfered
base with infilled circular low basin to east side. Above,
the pier has pointed inset panels to all sides, each panel with
moulded hood with Dec style foliage finials and stops. Eastern
panel has a lion's head with water spout and inscription over
reading 'The Sophia 1864'. North and south panels have rounded
corbels to base, as for statues, and the west panel has a rampant
lion to top. Over each panel is a gabled roof cut out of the
stone and to the base of each gable is a foliage boss. This
and the two other water fountains provided the first piped water
supply to the village. Each fountain was named after one of
Sacheverell Sitwell's daughters.

Listing NGR: SK3764144489

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