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Latitude: 51.6712 / 51°40'16"N
Longitude: -2.3797 / 2°22'46"W
OS Eastings: 373840
OS Northings: 197004
OS Grid: ST738970
Mapcode National: GBR 0LZ.56G
Mapcode Global: VH957.P8T6
Entry Name: Conduit Niche
Listing Date: 1 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1210564
English Heritage Legacy ID: 395158
Location: North Nibley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL11
Civil Parish: North Nibley
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: North Nibley St Martin
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
NORTH NIBLEY STANCOMBE PARK
ST 79 NW at
NGR ST 73869701
1/123 Conduit niche
Niche containing former font with conduit. c1860 for Rev. David
Edwards. Ashlar marlstone; limestone font. Square niche with
round-arched top and imposts. Small round-arched recess in niche
contains fragment of tessellated pavement, possibly Roman, but more
likely an imitation. Large circular font bowl on circular base.
Conduit pipe taken up within base feeding font bowl through drain
hole. Water passes out rear of font through small outlet in
niche. Facing font across path is semi-circular area of rough
marlstone paving with concealed water channels, all fed from nearby
springs. One of the features in the very extensive Regency and
early Victorian landscaped park and pleasure garden.
(B. Jones, Follies and Grottoes, 1974; and D. Verey,
Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979.)
Listing NGR: ST7384097004
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