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The Emperor Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Chatsworth, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.225 / 53°13'29"N

Longitude: -1.6117 / 1°36'42"W

OS Eastings: 426022

OS Northings: 369842

OS Grid: SK260698

Mapcode National: GBR 57P.TL9

Mapcode Global: WHCD8.66SH

Entry Name: The Emperor Fountain

Listing Date: 19 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334719

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81624

Location: Chatsworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Chatsworth

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Edensor St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 2669
The Emperor Fountain
Fountain and pair of sculptures. 1843-4 by Paxton and Holmes,
for the Sixth Duke of Devonshire. Sandstone and ashlar. The
fountain is situated at the north end of the Canal Pond dug in
1703. The metal jet is surrounded by irregularly placed
boulders. To the north are two sandstone sculptures of
reclining figures. The fountain can throw a jet to a height of
290 feet, and was built to honour the projected visit to
Chatsworth of Tzar Nicholas of Russia. The Gardens and Park are
included on the Gardens Register at Grade I. Sources:
G F Chadwick , The Works of Joseph Paxton, Architectural Press

Listing NGR: SK2602269842

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

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