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The Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Disley, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3588 / 53°21'31"N

Longitude: -2.0393 / 2°2'21"W

OS Eastings: 397482

OS Northings: 384653

OS Grid: SJ974846

Mapcode National: GBR GY6L.9P

Mapcode Global: WHBB4.NT3Z

Plus Code: 9C5V9X56+G7

Entry Name: The Fountain

Listing Date: 17 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278175

English Heritage Legacy ID: 406483

ID on this website: 101278175

Location: Disley, Cheshire East, Cheshire, SK12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Disley

Built-Up Area: New Mills

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Disley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Fountain: Dated 1834 with late C19 alteration. Ashlar gritstone and
sandstone. Chamfered square plinth with smaller, chamfered, square
pillar with semi-circular headed niches in each facing having
cast-iron, lion's head mask fountains emptying into semi-circular
basins. Original capstone is a flat pyramid, with a moulded cornice,
surmounted by plain urn. This has been raised on an added sandstone
block and moulded band, when a triple cast-iron gas (now electric)
lantern was put into the urn. Original inscription cut into
north-west face reads "This fountain WAS ERECTED BY RICHARD and THOMAS
ORFORD ESQ For the Use of the Inhabitants of Disley A.D. 1834" in a
mixture of plain and italic scripts.

Listing NGR: SJ9748284653

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