Harwich Town Railway Station

Location: Harwich, Essex, England

Leading from West Street is the approach road to Harwich Town Railway Station. The drinking fountain which is located in a triangular area of grass is maintained by the Harwich Society.

This octagonal shaped drinking fountain is seated on an octagonal plinth. The ogee shaped base and acroter support a single pillar with attic base and inset arched panels. Entablature with bolt consoles sit beneath an ogee cupola with alternate panels of fleur de lys motif. The structure is surmounted with an acorn shaped finial.

A demilune basin with a chain for suspended cup offered water to humans and at ground level was a basin for dogs. A plaque identifies the manufacturer, Manufactured by George Smith & Co., Sun Foundry, Glasgow.

It was recorded as a Grade II listed building on 18 April 1994.

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Glossary

  • Acroter, flat base
  • Attic base, a column base with two rings
  • Console, a decorative bracket support element
  • Cupola, a small, domed structure on top of a roof.
  • Demilune, half moon or crescent shape
  • Entablature, moldings and bands which lie horizontally above columns
  • Finial, a sculptured ornament fixed to the top of a peak, arch, gable or similar structure
  • Ogee, curve with a concave
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Posted on February 14, 2015, in Architecture, BrItish Listed Building, Cast Iron, Drinking Fountain, Sun Foundry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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