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Dolphin Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Syston, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 52.956 / 52°57'21"N

Longitude: -0.6025 / 0°36'9"W

OS Eastings: 493976

OS Northings: 340763

OS Grid: SK939407

Mapcode National: GBR DPL.QGS

Mapcode Global: WHGK9.QY8Q

Entry Name: Dolphin Fountain

Listing Date: 14 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1360320

English Heritage Legacy ID: 193213

Location: Syston, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, NG32

County: Lincolnshire

District: South Kesteven

Civil Parish: Syston

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Syston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Listing Text


5/123 Dolphin Fountain


Fountain, circa 1820 with later C19 pumphouse; probably designed by Coade; limestone
ashlar with lead lined basin, brick pump house to rear with glazed roof. Rusticated
square block with cornice surmounted by stepped pedestal to two handled Greek
urn. In front is a semi circular basin with fluted sides into which water flows
from the mouth of a cast bronze dolphin head set in a framed circular aperture.
Above is a rectangular cast bronze plaque depicting a Bacchanalian scene of Satyrs
sacrificing a ram on a rustic altar. The fountain is surrounded by cast iron
railings with mushroom shaped stops.
Source of attribution: pers comm. The Rev. Henry Thorold,

Listing NGR: SK9397640763

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

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