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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
Plus Code: 9C2RFF6C+CV
Entry Name: Fountain in Princess Gardens
Listing Date: 10 January 1975
Last Amended: 3 May 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1206829
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390760
Location: Torbay, TQ2
Electoral Ward/Division: Tormohun
Built-Up Area: Torquay
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX9163 PRINCESS GARDENS
885-1/17/218 Fountain in Princess Gardens
(Formerly Listed as:
Fountain in Princess Gardens)
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 »150
on condition that the corporation provided a suitable basin
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:
Listing NGR: SX9165563478
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