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Drinking Fountain in Llansilin village

A Grade II Listed Building in Llansilin, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8454 / 52°50'43"N

Longitude: -3.1757 / 3°10'32"W

OS Eastings: 320913

OS Northings: 328189

OS Grid: SJ209281

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.SWL5

Mapcode Global: WH78Q.6R01

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain in Llansilin village

Listing Date: 25 September 2003

Last Amended: 25 September 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81898

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: At a fork in the road at the west side of High Street in Llansilin village, opposite the church.

County: Powys

Community: Llansilin

Community: Llansilin

Locality: Llansilin village

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

A fountain erected in 1882 in memory of Walter Jones, surgeon, who was the son of the Rev. Walter Jones. It was fed from the Ffynnon Silin. Recently restored by local enthusiasts.

Exterior

A drinking fountain and horse trough in brown sandstone in the form of a square pillar, about 2 m high, with a rounded and decorated pediment on each face and a ball finial on a large base. Recess at front with damaged bronze tap. Two-step plinth with small round water basin. Kerb and cobbled surround.

Reasons for Listing

A good item of Victorian street furniture recalling the important campaign to bring clean water to village locations.

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