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Bridge, Fountain and Pool Stonework at Swithland Water Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Quorndon, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7289 / 52°43'43"N

Longitude: -1.18 / 1°10'48"W

OS Eastings: 455470

OS Northings: 314894

OS Grid: SK554148

Mapcode National: GBR 8L7.VWV

Mapcode Global: WHDHX.VN8V

Entry Name: Bridge, Fountain and Pool Stonework at Swithland Water Works

Listing Date: 15 March 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189239

Location: Quorndon, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Quorndon

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Woodhouse St Mary-in-the-Elms

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 51 SE
Bridge, fountain and pool
stonework at Swithland
Reservoir Water Works

Bridge, excess fountain and pool stonework of 1896. By Hawkesley of London.
Granite rubble stone and dressed stone. These items lie to N.W. of filter
beds and tank (listed separately) and form part of grand formal layout.
Bridge (placed on cross-axis of tank) crosses stone lined stream and has
single depressed arch of dressed stone and sides of granite. 2 quoined
piers are carried up to bridge piers with carved obslisks on top. These
and low bridge approach piers are joined by Renaissance style balustrading
of a row of small arches of rusticated stone work the same as on tank.
Close by is a small excess fountain with octagonal basin: blue brick
interior with stone coping and metal fountain. 2 stepped overflow
channels. To N.E. the partly curved pond stonework with small sluices.
Complex stands in parklike setting with choice trees and shrubs. Group
value with the other items at Swithland Reservoir Water Works.

Listing NGR: SK5547014894

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

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