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Description: Dolphin Fountain
Date Listed: 14 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 193213
OS Grid Reference: SK9397640763
OS Grid Coordinates: 493976, 340763
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9560, -0.6025
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SK 94 SW SYSTON SYSTON PARK
5/123 Dolphin Fountain
Fountain, circa 1820 with later C19 pumphouse; probably designed by Coade; limestone
ashlar with lead lined basin, brick pump house to rear with glazed roof. Rusticated
square block with cornice surmounted by stepped pedestal to two handled Greek
urn. In front is a semi circular basin with fluted sides into which water flows
from the mouth of a cast bronze dolphin head set in a framed circular aperture.
Above is a rectangular cast bronze plaque depicting a Bacchanalian scene of Satyrs
sacrificing a ram on a rustic altar. The fountain is surrounded by cast iron
railings with mushroom shaped stops.
Source of attribution: pers comm. The Rev. Henry Thorold,
Listing NGR: SK9397640763
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Source: English Heritage
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