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Bank House, fountain and Statues of Orpheus and Eurydice in Front Garden of Bank House

A Grade II Listed Building in Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen

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Latitude: 53.7522 / 53°45'7"N

Longitude: -2.4961 / 2°29'46"W

OS Eastings: 367382

OS Northings: 428537

OS Grid: SD673285

Mapcode National: GBR CT01.DP

Mapcode Global: WH96V.MYKD

Plus Code: 9C5VQG23+VG

Entry Name: Bank House, fountain and Statues of Orpheus and Eurydice in Front Garden of Bank House

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1239148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 416890

Location: Blackburn with Darwen, BB2

County: Blackburn with Darwen

Electoral Ward/Division: Corporation Park

Built-Up Area: Blackburn

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Blackburn St Silas

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 62 NE 5/2
SD 62 NE 5/2A

Bank House, Fountain and statues of Orpheus and Eurydice in front garden of Bank House


C17 and later. A window pane dated 1744. Stone walls of graded blocks, flagged
roof with balls on eaves, 2 storeys. A 2-storeyed centre gabled porch with balls
a round-arched entrance with imposts, inner side seats and inner panelled door,
With a 12-paned sash window above in moulded frame with dripstone. To right
of porch are a 5-light window on ground floor with label, and a blocked 4-light
window above. To left of porch are 2 windows on each floor (a larger 4-light
and modern 2 light on ground floor, and 2 2-lights above). All windows with
stone mullions. Gable end to right has 2 sash windows on each floor. Wing at
rear of old hand-made brick, with sash windows and a projecting brick chimney.
Immediately in front of house in small front garden is an C18 fountain (called
the Spewing Laddie) consisting of a square stone column topped by small naked
boy blowing the water jet up, a circular stone basin with urns, and 2 standing
stone statues of Orpheus with a lyre and Eurydice in chains.

Listing NGR: SD6738228537

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

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