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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1245928
English Heritage Legacy ID: 487736
Location: West Middleton, Rochdale, OL10
Electoral Ward/Division: West Middleton
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Langley
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
HEYWOOD OLD ROAD
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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