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The Tortoise Fountain and Enclosing Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Taplow, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.5555 / 51°33'19"N

Longitude: -0.6898 / 0°41'23"W

OS Eastings: 490928

OS Northings: 184886

OS Grid: SU909848

Mapcode National: GBR F7J.DFC

Mapcode Global: VHFT1.055C

Entry Name: The Tortoise Fountain and Enclosing Wall

Listing Date: 26 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 44271

Location: Taplow, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire, SL6

County: Buckinghamshire

District: South Bucks

Civil Parish: Taplow

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Taplow

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


7/6 The Tortoise Fountain
- and enclosing wall

- II

c1900 by T Waldo Story for W W Astor. Marble fountain of 3 superimposed basins
of diminishing size set on marble central shaft. The upper basin has carved
tortoises around the edge. Adjacent is a curved stretch of red brick and stone
balustraded wall derived from the Borghese balustrade (qv).

Listing NGR: SU9092884886

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