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Neptune Fountain Approximately 100 Metres South West of Main Entrance to Municipal Offices

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8984 / 51°53'54"N

Longitude: -2.0784 / 2°4'42"W

OS Eastings: 394699

OS Northings: 222208

OS Grid: SO946222

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.WX1

Mapcode Global: VH947.XKL1

Entry Name: Neptune Fountain Approximately 100 Metres South West of Main Entrance to Municipal Offices

Listing Date: 8 January 1982

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387696

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475682

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


CHELTENHAM

SO9422SE PROMENADE
630-1/13/764 (North West side)
08/01/82 Neptune Fountain approximately 100m
SW of main entrance to Municipal
Offices
(Formerly Listed as:
PROMENADE
Neptune Fountain about 100 yds SW
from main entrance to Municipal
Offices)

GV II

Fountain and statues. Inaugurated 1893. Designed by Joseph
Hall, the Borough Engineer and executed by RL Boulton and
Sons, Cheltenham. Portland stone, overpainted. Neptune drawn
by 4 sea-horses, flanked by tritons blowing conches. Set on
ranged oval base encircled by shallow steps leading to pool.
Enclosed by stone balustrade with carved urns. Based on Rome's
Trevi Fountain.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Promenade was laid out in 1818 as a
tree-lined avenue connecting the Colonnade in the High Street
to the Sherborne Spa (on the site of the Queen's Hotel) (qv).
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 146; Sampson A and
Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham: 1993-: 87,120).


Listing NGR: SO9469922208

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