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Fountain in Princess Gardens

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4611 / 50°27'39"N

Longitude: -3.5278 / 3°31'39"W

OS Eastings: 291655

OS Northings: 63478

OS Grid: SX916634

Mapcode National: GBR QV.XK6M

Mapcode Global: FRA 37HT.X2H

Entry Name: Fountain in Princess Gardens

Listing Date: 10 January 1975

Last Amended: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206829

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390760

Location: Torbay, TQ2

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Tormohun

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text


TORQUAY

SX9163 PRINCESS GARDENS
885-1/17/218 Fountain in Princess Gardens
10/01/75
(Formerly Listed as:
VAUGHAN ROAD
Fountain in Princess Gardens)

GV II

Fountain. c1894, contemporary with the laying out of the
pleasure grounds. Cast-iron and stone.
3-tier fountain discharging into a round pool. Pool with a
moulded edge with stylised foliage. Base of fountain
tripartite with spouting dolphins ridden by trumpeting
children. Central moulded column with countryside scenes in
relief including squirrels, birds. Decorated iron brackets
support the scalloped basin on top and storks decorate the
cylinder that supports the top basin, decorated with a seated
infant who holds a crowning basin like a parasol.
HISTORY: Ellis records that H Young of the Torbay and Cumper's
Hotels provided the fountain as a gift at a cost of about ยป150
on condition that the corporation provided a suitable basin
for it.
Attractively festive item of public park furniture and to a
pattern produced by the Saracen Foundry in Glasgow.
(Ellis CA: An Historical Survey of Torquay, 2nd edition:
1930-: P.380).


Listing NGR: SX9165563478

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

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