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Five Dolphin Lamp Posts on Embankment Between the Square and Rock Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0764 / 51°4'34"N

Longitude: -4.0572 / 4°3'25"W

OS Eastings: 255981

OS Northings: 132795

OS Grid: SS559327

Mapcode National: GBR KR.DD0H

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.M67

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WGV+G4

Entry Name: Five Dolphin Lamp Posts on Embankment Between the Square and Rock Park

Listing Date: 25 March 1977

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385347

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485809

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Barnstaple Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/4/228 (West side)
25/03/77 Five dolphin lamp posts on
embankment between The Square and
Rock Park
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
5 Dolphin lamp standards...parapet
wall adj River Taw betw'n Square &
Rock Park)


5 cast-iron lamp standards on stone pedestals. Probably mid
C19. Limestone ashlar pedestals, oblong in section with
moulded caps; red sandstone panels front and back, except
where these have been replaced with electric light fittings.
Iron lamp standards have 2 dolphins intertwined round the stem
of a plant. On the base is moulded COALBROOKDALE. Tops have
been replaced in late C20.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Taw Vale was cut through in 1846.
`Coalbrookdale' was the celebrated Coalbrookdale Company,
founded by Abraham Darby at Ironbridge, Shropshire, in 1708.
This design was made for the Victoria and Albert Embankments
in London 1865-70.

Listing NGR: SS5598132795

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