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Latitude: 53.1897 / 53°11'22"N
Longitude: -2.8803 / 2°52'49"W
OS Eastings: 341277
OS Northings: 366202
OS Grid: SJ412662
Mapcode National: GBR 7B.32VN
Mapcode Global: WH88F.Q3M2
Plus Code: 9C5V54Q9+VV
Entry Name: Billy Hobbys Well
Listing Date: 10 January 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1375825
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469804
Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Electoral Ward/Division: Boughton
Built-Up Area: Chester
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Chester
CHESTER CITY (EM)
SJ4166 GROSVENOR PARK
1932-1/6/133 (South side)
10/01/72 Billy Hobby's Well
Pumphouse pavilion for water garden in Grosvenor Park.
1865-67. By John Douglas at the expense of the 2nd Marquis of
Westminster. For Chester City Council. Sandstone ashlar, red
and buff. Octagonal on square plinth; each cardinal face has a
pointed-arched opening with a pair of polished red granite
columns attached to each jamb, with C13-style capitals;
voussoirs with carved roses; wrought-iron bars with spiked
crooks; recessed circlet in each canted side, with armorial
sheafs and portcullises; carved cove forming cornice beneath
eaves of light-grey slate spire surmounted by a copper fish as
weathervane, on a lead finial.
(Chester City Council and Committee: Park Committee Minutes:
1865-1867: PASSIM; Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas:
London: 1991-: 47; 50; 81).
Listing NGR: SJ4127766202
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