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Harford Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Lampeter, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1129 / 52°6'46"N

Longitude: -4.0784 / 4°4'42"W

OS Eastings: 257775

OS Northings: 248104

OS Grid: SN577481

Mapcode National: GBR DR.9506

Mapcode Global: VH4GX.8582

Entry Name: Harford Fountain

Listing Date: 11 March 1992

Last Amended: 10 February 2012

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 10434

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Situated at main intersection in centre of the town.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Lampeter

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Erected in 1862 and restored 1990.

Exterior

Fountain in grey Forest of Dean stone; a squat obelisk on big panelled pedestal base with iron spigots on each side. Spigots are mounted on wrought-iron cruciform supports and have brass fox-mask mouths. Obelisk has raised shield each side, one with carved Harford Arms and inscription below recording gift of fountain by J S Harford of Peterwell. Rear inscription from St John 4, 13-14. Semi circular basin in front of each face, the whole mounted on stone platform with corner blocks and two steps up each side.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special architectural interest as a prominent well designed structure located on the main square in the town and for its social historical importance as a public water fountain.

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