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Cast-iron drinking fountain in Carmarthen Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8557 / 51°51'20"N

Longitude: -4.3163 / 4°18'58"W

OS Eastings: 240577

OS Northings: 219990

OS Grid: SN405199

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T60G

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.4MJ9

Entry Name: Cast-iron drinking fountain in Carmarthen Park

Listing Date: 28 November 2003

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82148

Building Class: Civil

Location: Situated between bandstand and Picton Terrace entrance to park.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Drinking fountain, presumably of 1900, the date of park, but looking later C19.

Exterior

Small cast iron drinking fountain on square concrete plinth. Fountain is c. 5'' (c17cm) high, with quatrefoil short shaft set in concrete, then short round shaft with 4 small dishes between brackets, then neck-ring under octagonal section with rosettes and spigots. This carries base of a curious finial with 4 thick scrolled branches, fluted ball, and further smaller ball on shaft above.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a piece of decorative late Victorian cast-iron work. Part of a reletively complete urban park of C1900.

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