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The Pagoda Fountain and Bridge Pier

A Grade II* Listed Building in Farley, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9863 / 52°59'10"N

Longitude: -1.8872 / 1°53'13"W

OS Eastings: 407670

OS Northings: 343228

OS Grid: SK076432

Mapcode National: GBR 37K.PPX

Mapcode Global: WHBD4.Z6HF

Entry Name: The Pagoda Fountain and Bridge Pier

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Last Amended: 17 November 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192054

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275112

Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Farley

Built-Up Area: Alton Park

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Alton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


3/1/67 The Pagoda Fountain and
bridge pier (Formerly listed
as "Duck Pagoda")

Fountain and bridge pier. Circa 1832. By Robert Abraham. Painted
cast iron on a stone base. Octagonal plan; in the form of a Chinese pagoda.
Octagonal base with 5 steps, leading to a pagoda of 3 stages,each stage with
openwork sides of fishscale pattern and ogee-headed openings, the upper 2
stages each have a low balustrade; bracketed roof and canopies with bells
hanging from the scrolls at each angle, the tall roof is surmounted by a
finial. A stone pier approximately 10 yards to the north formerly
supported a bridge which led from the north bank of the Fishpond within
which the building stands. The Pagoda Fountain is a copy of the To-ho
pagoda in Canton, as illustrated by Chambers and recreated in an essentially C19 and
and European form. B.o.E. p.58; C.L. June 2, l960, p. 1249. This item forms part of the
bgortant garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which is included at Grade I on the HBMC
Garden Register.

Listing NGR: SK0767043228

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