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Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4542 / 51°27'15"N

Longitude: -0.9742 / 0°58'27"W

OS Eastings: 471369

OS Northings: 173303

OS Grid: SU713733

Mapcode National: GBR QLG.84

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.2Q91

Entry Name: Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain

Listing Date: 14 December 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113571

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39151

Location: Reading, RG1

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Reading St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

ST MARY'S BUTTS
1.
5128

Queen Victoria
Jubilee Fountain
SU 7173 SW 2/562
II
2.
1887. Designed by G. W. Webb. Portland stone. Ashlar with polished granite
columns and red sandstone bands. Oval 3 stage fountain. Large lower basin
(now flower beds) and drinking bowls. Colonnaded drum with inscribed frieze.
Smaller drum over with canopied oval cone supporting single columns capped
by griffins and further capped by crown. Water formerly spouted from the top
and from the gargoyles' mouths. A typical Victorian amalgam of forms and conceits.


Listing NGR: SU7136973303

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