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Drinking Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.6034 / 51°36'12"N

Longitude: -3.3404 / 3°20'25"W

OS Eastings: 307265

OS Northings: 190244

OS Grid: ST072902

Mapcode National: GBR HQ.B8G9

Mapcode Global: VH6DK.1YXQ

Plus Code: 9C3RJM35+9R

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain

Listing Date: 26 February 2001

Last Amended: 26 February 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24842

Building Class: Recreational

ID on this website: 300024842

Location: In the centre of the junction of Taff Street and Penuel Lane.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Town: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Community: Pontypridd

Built-Up Area: Pontypridd

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Designed by C B Fowler and erected in 1895 on land donated by Sir Alfred Thomas MP.


A canopied stone drinking fountain decorated with relief panels of Celtic interlace ornament. The base is square with projecting bowls in each face, which have relief inscriptions to the undersides. On the N side is an added date panel recording its erection in 1895 and restoration in 1981. Attached square shafts at the angles that carry the canopy. On each face the canopy has a trefoiled arch and a half-hipped roof rising to a low shaft base, on which is an iron lamp shaft with entwined serpent and combatant beasts. The corners of the canopy have projecting sculpted goats' heads.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a prominently sited item of street furniture and an exceptional example of the Celtic revival style in S Wales.

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