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Fountain About 80 Yards North of the Church of St Stephen, Redditch

Description: Fountain About 80 Yards North of the Church of St Stephen

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 156504

OS Grid Reference: SP0414167748
OS Grid Coordinates: 404141, 267748
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3078, -1.9407

Location: Church Green E, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 8BP

Locality: Redditch
Local Authority: Redditch Borough Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: B98 8BP

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Listing Text

SP 0467 NW
Town Centre
12/28 Fountain about 80 yards
north of the Church of
St Stephen


Fountain. 1883. Painted cast iron. Octagonal shallow plinth. Circular
moulded stem with foliated relief work decorating the narrower central section.
Upon this is situated an octagonal pier with gadrooned base and bull-rush
relief work. It supports four large cranes that face outwards from it and
have large leaves entwined around their feet. Above the pier the fountain
has a vase-like profile opening out into a shallow dish-like shape upon
which stands the figure of a woman (about three feet high) surrounded by
bull-rushes and pouring water from a vase. The fountain is about 12 feet
high in total. This large fountain with its unusual and naturalistic detail
forms a focal point at the north end of Church Green, and is of particular
importance when approaching the town centre from Prospect Hill. (BoE, p 248).

Listing NGR: SP0414167748

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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