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Sedgwick Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2778 / 54°16'39"N

Longitude: -2.4544 / 2°27'15"W

OS Eastings: 370508

OS Northings: 486998

OS Grid: SD705869

Mapcode National: GBR CL9Z.F9

Mapcode Global: WH94C.8QGY

Plus Code: 9C6V7GHW+46

Entry Name: Sedgwick Fountain

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383986

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484418

Location: Dent, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Dent

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dent with Cowgill

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD7086 MAIN STREET, Dent Town
162-1/25/192 (North side)
14/06/84 Sedgwick Fountain


Memorial fountain. Late C19. Commemorates Adam Sedgwick
(1785-1873), Woodwardian Professor of Geology, Cambridge
University. Roughly-hewn pink granite. Roughly-rectangular
base with a trough cut in it; massive irregular tapered pier
with arched drinking fountain cut into it, and to right of
that "ADAM SEDGWICK" inscribed in Gothick lettering, with the
dates "1785-1873" below. Forms group with Sedgwick Cottage
(qv), gateway to churchyard of Church of St Andrew (qv) and
Ivy Cottage (qv).

Listing NGR: SD7050886998

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