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Willshire Fountain on Traffic Island

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0781 / 51°4'41"N

Longitude: -4.0584 / 4°3'30"W

OS Eastings: 255906

OS Northings: 132989

OS Grid: SS559329

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DCQX

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.DS3

Entry Name: Willshire Fountain on Traffic Island

Listing Date: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385363

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485825

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 St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


BARNSTAPLE

SS5532 THE SQUARE
684-1/4/241 Willshire Fountain on traffic island

GV II

Fountain. 1876-1878 (inscription). Concrete and stone;
cast-iron cresting. Fountain has large, round, concrete basin
with cast-iron cresting. Base of bowl is granite with panels
of vermiculated rustication. Shallow bowl on 4-sided stone
pedestal with pilasters with delicate carved capitals. Bowl
has 4 lions' heads with lead spouts and inscription round rim:
'Erected to record the gift by CS Willshire Esq of the
railings enclosing this square during his mayorality
1876-1878'.
The fountain was originally the centre-piece of a square in
the same place as the existing roundabout, which has replaced
it. Included for group and historial value.

Listing NGR: SS5590632989

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

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