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Hitchman Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2874 / 52°17'14"N

Longitude: -1.5338 / 1°32'1"W

OS Eastings: 431898

OS Northings: 265580

OS Grid: SP318655

Mapcode National: GBR 6NJ.H23

Mapcode Global: VHBXJ.CRHT

Plus Code: 9C4W7FP8+XF

Entry Name: Hitchman Fountain

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1381322

English Heritage Legacy ID: 481682

ID on this website: 101381322

Location: Jephson Gardens, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV32

County: Warwickshire

District: Warwick

Civil Parish: Royal Leamington Spa

Built-Up Area: Royal Leamington Spa

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Leamington Priors All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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1208-1/7/184 Hitchman Fountain


Fountain. Erected 1869. Designed by John Cundall. Millstone
grit and red polished granite with sandstone ashlar and Coade
stone dressings. Gothic Revival Early English style. Circular
basin with low walls with cavetto moulding and roll-edged
copings. Fountain base a quatrefoil with imposed square on
plan, stepped. Then tooled plinths with pilasters with foliate
caps to angles surmounted by pyramidal caps. From these flying
buttresses abut centre, with base square on plan surmounted by
cylindrical shaft, then further plinth square on plan
surrounded by 4 columns with elaborate foliate capitals
supporting quatrefoil basin with acroteria. 4 banded column
clusters support smaller quatrefoil basin surmounted by
pinnacle with finials. Inscribed: 'IN MEMORY OF JOHN HITCHMAN
WHO DIED ... 1867'.
(Cave LF: Royal Leamington Spa Its History and Development:
Chichester: 1988-: 59; Manning JC (Facsimile by Warwickshire
County Library 1988): Glimpses of our Local Past .. Royal
Leamington Spa: Royal Leamington Spa: 1895-).

Listing NGR: SP3189865580

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