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Fountain Horse Trough to North of White Hart Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in West Middleton, Rochdale

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Latitude: 53.5661 / 53°33'58"N

Longitude: -2.2259 / 2°13'33"W

OS Eastings: 385137

OS Northings: 407748

OS Grid: SD851077

Mapcode National: GBR DWW6.XC

Mapcode Global: WHB92.SM7H

Plus Code: 9C5VHQ8F+FM

Entry Name: Fountain Horse Trough to North of White Hart Inn

Listing Date: 26 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245928

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487736

Location: West Middleton, Rochdale, OL10

County: Rochdale

Electoral Ward/Division: West Middleton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Langley

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Fountain Horse Trough to north of White Hart Inn


Drinking fountain and horse and dog drinking troughs. 1888, relocated late C20. By Edgar Wood, architect for Messrs W.C. Wood and Bros, textile manufacturers. Ashlar gritstone and red brick. Depressed semi-circular arched structure rising from shallow gabled buttresses. The arch is supported by a square pier, rising from a red brick base, and which passes through the arch centre, the arch head carrying gablets either side of the pier. Moulded flat cap to pier, with small dome finials to corners. Located between the central pier and the outer buttresses are two stone troughs.
HISTORY: The trough was designed to commemorate the completion of a new weaving shed at Messrs. Woods' textile factory, and donated to the people of Birch. It was relocated and repaired of a site close to its original location following a road widening scheme.

Listing NGR: SD8513707748

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