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Fountain and Pond Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Penzance, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1166 / 50°6'59"N

Longitude: -5.5372 / 5°32'13"W

OS Eastings: 147232

OS Northings: 30044

OS Grid: SW472300

Mapcode National: GBR DXQC.LH0

Mapcode Global: VH05H.ZB2H

Entry Name: Fountain and Pond Walls

Listing Date: 23 April 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246338

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487329

Location: Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Penzance

Built-Up Area: Penzance

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Penzance St Mary the Virgin with St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

PENZANCE

SW4730 MORRAB GARDENS
866/5/10017 Fountain and pond walls
23-APR-01

GV II

Fountain. Circa late C19. Cast-iron. In form of a large pedestal, the base of which has relief friezes with scallop shells, starfish and festoons of sea shells, above which there are dolphins at the corners and cherubs between riding turtles spouting fountains of water; the large gadrooned basin above has a pedestal rising from its centre supporting another smaller basin surmounted by a globe on which there is an otter holding a fish in its mouth. The fountain stands in a shallow pond surrounded by a low wall of small granite boulders.
Morrab Gardens [on Register of Parks and Gardens] were created in the former grounds of Morrab House [listed grade II], after a competition to design public gardens, held by Penzance Corporation and won by Reginald Upcher of London in 1889.


Listing NGR: SW4723330045

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Description

PENZANCE

SW4730 MORRAB GARDENS
866/5/10017 Fountain and pond walls
23-APR-01

GV II

Fountain. Circa late C19. Cast-iron. In form of a large pedestal, the base of which has relief friezes with scallop shells, starfish and festoons of sea shells, above which there are dolphins at the corners and cherubs between riding turtles spouting fountains of water; the large gadrooned basin above has a pedestal rising from its centre supporting another smaller basin surmounted by a globe on which there is an otter holding a fish in its mouth. The fountain stands in a shallow pond surrounded by a low wall of small granite boulders.
Morrab Gardens [on Register of Parks and Gardens] were created in the former grounds of Morrab House [listed grade II], after a competition to design public gardens, held by Penzance Corporation and won by Reginald Upcher of London in 1889.


Listing NGR: SW4723330045

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