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Jubilee Drinking Fountain Built into Churchyard Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3234 / 54°19'24"N

Longitude: -2.5282 / 2°31'41"W

OS Eastings: 365742

OS Northings: 492112

OS Grid: SD657921

Mapcode National: GBR BLSF.GY

Mapcode Global: WH944.4LCF

Entry Name: Jubilee Drinking Fountain Built into Churchyard Hall

Listing Date: 18 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384123

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484555

Location: Sedbergh, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Sedbergh

Built-Up Area: Sedbergh

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Sedbergh, Cautley and Garsdale

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


SEDBERGH

SD6592SE FINKLE STREET, Sedbergh Town
162-1/26/396 (West side)
Jubilee Drinking Fountain built into
churchyard wall

GV II

Drinking fountain with side-benches. Erected in 1897 when
Finkle Street was widened to commemorate the diamond jubilee
of Queen Victoria. Sandstone ashlar with black marble plaque
and brass cup. Classical style. In the form of a pedimented
aedicule, with console-footed fluted pilasters framing a
recessed centre, a pulvinated frieze inscribed "1837" over the
left pilaster, "QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE" in the centre, and
"1897" over the right-hand pilaster. The centre has a convex
bowl with a drinking cup on a chain, and a small black marble
plaque with an inscription recording the cause and occasion.
The pediment contains relief sculpture inscribed "THE WOMAN OF
SAMARIA AND OUR SAVIOUR AT THE WELL" (now protected by a
perspex screen). To left and right are integral stone
side-benches.
Forms group with Church of St Andrew (qv).

Listing NGR: SD6574092111

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

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