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Bridge, Fountain and Pool Stonework at Swithland Water Works, Quorndon

Description: Bridge, Fountain and Pool Stonework at Swithland Water Works

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189239

OS Grid Reference: SK5547014894
OS Grid Coordinates: 455470, 314894
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7289, -1.1800

Location: Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8AA

Locality: Quorndon
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE12 8AA

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Listing Text

SK 51 SE
Bridge, fountain and pool
stonework at Swithland
Reservoir Water Works

Bridge, excess fountain and pool stonework of 1896. By Hawkesley of London.
Granite rubble stone and dressed stone. These items lie to N.W. of filter
beds and tank (listed separately) and form part of grand formal layout.
Bridge (placed on cross-axis of tank) crosses stone lined stream and has
single depressed arch of dressed stone and sides of granite. 2 quoined
piers are carried up to bridge piers with carved obslisks on top. These
and low bridge approach piers are joined by Renaissance style balustrading
of a row of small arches of rusticated stone work the same as on tank.
Close by is a small excess fountain with octagonal basin: blue brick
interior with stone coping and metal fountain. 2 stepped overflow
channels. To N.E. the partly curved pond stonework with small sluices.
Complex stands in parklike setting with choice trees and shrubs. Group
value with the other items at Swithland Reservoir Water Works.

Listing NGR: SK5547014894

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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