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Description: The Pagoda Fountain and Bridge Pier
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275112
OS Grid Reference: SK0767043228
OS Grid Coordinates: 407670, 343228
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9863, -1.8872
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SK 0643-0743 FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK
3/1/67 The Pagoda Fountain and
bridge pier (Formerly listed
as "Duck Pagoda")
Fountain and bridge pier. Circa 1832. By Robert Abraham. Painted
cast iron on a stone base. Octagonal plan; in the form of a Chinese pagoda.
Octagonal base with 5 steps, leading to a pagoda of 3 stages,each stage with
openwork sides of fishscale pattern and ogee-headed openings, the upper 2
stages each have a low balustrade; bracketed roof and canopies with bells
hanging from the scrolls at each angle, the tall roof is surmounted by a
finial. A stone pier approximately 10 yards to the north formerly
supported a bridge which led from the north bank of the Fishpond within
which the building stands. The Pagoda Fountain is a copy of the To-ho
pagoda in Canton, as illustrated by Chambers and recreated in an essentially C19 and
and European form. B.o.E. p.58; C.L. June 2, l960, p. 1249. This item forms part of the
bgortant garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which is included at Grade I on the HBMC
Listing NGR: SK0767043228
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Source: English Heritage
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