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Drinking Fountain at South-East Corner of Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7527 / 53°45'9"N

Longitude: -2.698 / 2°41'52"W

OS Eastings: 354070

OS Northings: 428704

OS Grid: SD540287

Mapcode National: GBR TB5.1F

Mapcode Global: WH85M.JYG0

Plus Code: 9C5VQ832+3Q

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain at South-East Corner of Park

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207233

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391880

Location: Avenham Park, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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941-1/14/9 (South East side)
27/09/79 Drinking fountain at south-east
corner of park


Drinking fountain. Probably c.1865, altered. Sandstone. Coved
recess in rock built into embankment. Round-headed arch with
rusticated rock-faced surround including imposts and keystone.
INTERIOR of smoothly dressed stone in 2 pieces separated by a
band at impost level, with remains of water pipe protruding
through the centre (fittings removed). History: was built on
site of natural spring, but this dried up, and piped water was
substituted in the 1880s.

Listing NGR: SD5407028704

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