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IoE Number: 426299
Photographer: Peter Fuller
Date Photographed: 06 March 2001
Date listed: 04 February 1975
Date of last amendment: 04 February 1975
Grade II*

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VICTORIA PARK E91.----------------5Q13Baroness Burdett CouttsDrinking Fountain

788/33/10186 VICTORIA PARK E9 15-JUN-04 BARONESS BURDETT COUTTS DRINKING FOUNT AIN II* Also Known As: VICTORIA FOUNTAIN, VICTORIA PARK E9 Also called Victoria Fountain. 1862 by H A Darbyshire. Elaborate Victorian gothic with Moorish touches. The building consists of a solid octagonal central chamber surrounded by an octagonal rib-vaulted arcade, the whole resting on a wide plinth of the same shape with a flight of steps in each face. Dressed sandstone with inlays and features of polished stones. Ogee pointed roof of shaped slates has clock faces alternating with small windows: and vane finial. Ornamental corbel table below blocking course has inlaid polychrome patterns below and cusped round openings flanking arcade arches. These are pointed, with roll and floral mouldings, and rest on pentagonal piers whose concave inner face holds a vaulting shaft. On alternate faces of core chamber, shallow shell-headed inches hold heroic sized marble boys on dolphins who pour water from urns into wide granite basins. Small door in western face with inscription over: THE VICTORIAN FOUNTAIN.

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