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Prince's Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls), Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5731 / 51°34'23"N

Longitude: -3.9956 / 3°59'43"W

OS Eastings: 261803

OS Northings: 187918

OS Grid: SS618879

Mapcode National: GBR GX.FQ6F

Mapcode Global: VH4KG.PQKD

Entry Name: Prince's Fountain

Listing Date: 29 October 1999

Last Amended: 29 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22550

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Approximately 150m SE of Oystermouth church on the N side of the junction of Mumbles Road and Myrtle Terrace.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Community: Mumbles

Locality: Oystermouth

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Erected in 1863 to commemorate the marriage of the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (later Edward VII) and Princess Alexandra. Restored in 1977 by the Mumbles and District Conservation Society.

Exterior

A tall monumental fountain of coursed dressed stone to the front, facing the street, coursed rock-faced stone to the sides and random rubble to the rear. A recess in the front has a round-headed rusticated arch with stressed keystone, inside which is a cast iron bowl in the shape of a shell, and a lion's head tap. Behind the lion's head is a tablet with engraved letters recording the gift of the land by the Duke of Beaufort. Above the arch is an inserted tablet recording its restoration in 1977.
Above a moulded cornice is a larger, inset tablet with engraved letters reading: 'Erected by Voluntary Contributions to commemorate the marriage of His Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales with the Princess Alexandra on the 10th of March AD 1863'. Above a further moulded cornice is a low gabled parapet engraved 'Prince's Fountain'. The cornices and parapet continue around the side walls.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its social-historical interest and as a well-detailed public memorial in a prominent location.

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