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Drinking Fountain Opposite No 156, London Road, Including Cast Iron Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Hildenborough, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2158 / 51°12'56"N

Longitude: 0.2427 / 0°14'33"E

OS Eastings: 556728

OS Northings: 148675

OS Grid: TQ567486

Mapcode National: GBR MNS.N66

Mapcode Global: VHHQ0.5P4V

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain Opposite No 156, London Road, Including Cast Iron Railings

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1070434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179577

Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Hildenborough

Built-Up Area: Tonbridge

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hildenborough St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

HILDENBOROUGH LONDON ROAD (south west side)
TQ 54 NE
5/140 Drinking fountain opposite
- No 156, London Road,
including cast iron railings.
II

Drinking fountain and enclosing railings. 1887, commemorating Queen
Victoria's Jubilee. Portland stone and granite; cast iron railings. Gothic
style.

Plan: A gabled stone structure on a battered, coped stone base. The fountain
is in a trefoil-headed niche with a date of 1887 in a quatrefoil above and
"The Jubilee of Queen Victoria" lettered round the outside of the niche. The
fountain has a pink polished granite bowl and back and a spout mechanism (not
in working order) with cast letters reading "J. Tylor and Sons Ltd, 2 Newgate
St., London". Short sections of contemporary cast iron railings to either
side and enclosing the rear have cylindrical verticals and elongated fleur de
lis finials.

A good example of late Victorian street furniture.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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