Description: Drinking Fountain in Wall to South of Summer House
Date Listed: 15 March 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 265960
OS Grid Reference: ST5027639011
OS Grid Coordinates: 350276, 139011
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1482, -2.7122
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in wall to south of
ST 5039 6/189
Late C19. Neo-Romanesque. Ashlar with polished red marble columns. Triangular
gablet over blind round-headed arch of 2 orders with chevron enrichment. Outer
order is supported by 2 marble columns with ashlar capitals, annulets and bases.
The 3 exposed faces of capitals have lively carvings of hunting animals, dragons
etc. The well inside the arch consists of a fluted marble basin in form of a Romanesque
piscina, niche above contains brass outlet pipe. In apex of gablet is carved fishscale
detail, a hand pointing to the right, and 'To the Tor' in a kind of Gothic script.
Summer House and Drinking fountain. Nos 86 to 90 (even) High Street, Nos 2 and
4 Bove Town form a group.
Listing NGR: ST5027639011
Source: English Heritage
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