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Description: St Peters Pump
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 321268
OS Grid Reference: ST7610335399
OS Grid Coordinates: 376103, 135399
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1174, -2.3428
STOURTON WITH GASPER STOURHEAD PARK,
ST 73 SE
(north side), Six Wells Bottom
3/162 St Peter's Pump
(formerly listed as
the Bristol Pump)
Water pump and grotto over spring. Late C15, stood near St Peter's
Church at the west corner of Peter Street, Bristol, Henry Hoare
erected it over the source of the River Stour in 1768. C18 rubble
stone limestone grotto with rocky segmental arched niche with
exaggerated keystone on north side and south side, the latter with
additional recessed arch and curved back with former spring below.
Pump on top; six square posts with moulded cappings to 6 ogee-
arched openings with cherubs over each, six niches with semi-
circular heads above each containing a seated figure, hexagonal
moulded pillar and narrower shaft to top, date 1768 incised on east
side of pillar. Dismantled in Bristol under 1766 Act of Parliament
and moved to Stourhead by Henry Hoare, the Bristol Cross (q.v.) was
erected at Stourhead in 1765. Set in picturesque pastoral setting
in Six Wells Bottom, to north west of Stourhead Gardens.
(K. Woodbridge, The Stourhead Landscape, 1982)
Listing NGR: ST7610335399
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Source: English Heritage
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