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Gas Lantern, Drinking Fountain and Horse Trough

A Grade II Listed Building in Somerton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.055 / 51°3'17"N

Longitude: -2.7276 / 2°43'39"W

OS Eastings: 349099

OS Northings: 128658

OS Grid: ST490286

Mapcode National: GBR MK.FSXN

Mapcode Global: FRA 565B.H5H

Entry Name: Gas Lantern, Drinking Fountain and Horse Trough

Listing Date: 30 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056685

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262949

Location: Somerton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA11

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Somerton

Built-Up Area: Somerton (South Somerset)

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


9/144 Gas lantern, drinking fountain
and horse trough



Gas lantern, drinking fountain and horse trough. 1902. Cast iron, made in Coalbrookdale for T. C. Head, Ironmonger, of
Somerton. Central square plan plinth with fluted corner pilasters having Egyptian knobbed tops, flanking semi-circular
arched recesses which were fitted with lion's head waterspouts, with bowl to the drinking fountain on the east face;
above, female sphinx-type figurines to central post which has ladder stops and then facetted glass globe lamp, the gas
fittings still being in position; on north and south faces two horse troughs (planted June 1984), with end overflow
bowls for dogs. Erected to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII, August 9th 1902. Unusual and well-preserved
piece of street furniture.

Listing NGR: ST4910028658

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