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Description: Langston Memorial Fountain
Date Listed: 15 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 253940
OS Grid Reference: SP2828424210
OS Grid Coordinates: 428284, 224210
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9157, -1.5902
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16/50 Langston Memorial Fountain
Memorial fountain. 1870 for Julia, Countess of Ducie, in memory of her father,
James Haughton Langston. Limestone memorial set in polished granite basin. Tudor
Gothic style. Memorial in form of a squat, square tower with stepped chamfered
plinth and embattled parapet with blind traceried frieze and band of armorial
shields below. Pyramidal corner pinnacles with setback buttresses linked to
central crocketed spirelet with octagonal balcony to base by flying buttresses.
Pinnacles have cast-iron spikes and spirelet has iron cross. East side has
ogee-headed plank door with ballflower ornament to surround and west side has
spout set in trefoil-headed recess pouring water into circular trough. This is
set in large square basin with apsidal projection to each face. Recessed
rectangular panel on south has superscription "THIS MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN WAS
ERECTED BY/HENRY JOHN 3D EARL OF DUCIE AND/JULIA HIS WIFE DAUGHTER OF/JAMES
HAUGHTON LANGSTON AD1870". Similar panel on north reads "TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES
HAUGHTON LANGSTON/OF SARSDEN BORN MAY 25 1796 DIED OCT. 19 1863/ AND OF JULIA
FRANCES DAUGHTER OF THOMAS/1 EARL OF DUCIE BORN OCT.25 1805 DIED JUNE 25 1869".
Superscription in Gothic script beginning above latter panel and running around
west and south sides: "NAN:SILN:SOLUM", repeated to west, and "PERSPUPRAU 0" to
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p545)
Listing NGR: SP2828424210
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Source: English Heritage
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