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Gillsmans Hill Drinking Fountain

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Gillsmans Hill
Town:St. Leonards on Sea
Parish:Hastings
Council:Hastings Borough Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN37
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Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:South side of road outside 5 and 6 Chieveley Cottages
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:126
Grid reference:F5
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
OS Reference:TQ7910

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Makers

Name : Unknown

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General Information

Installation date:1873
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Hastings Borough Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Listing date:10/01/2002
Description:Gothic style gabled sandstone structure… with sandstone roof, sandstone coping with kneelers and pointed arch. The interior contains a Medieval style, pink granite lion’s head waterspout discharging spring water into a cantilevered pink granite bowl. The water drains away through cast iron grilles set slightly below the existing floor level. Small niches on each side possibly held drinking vessels.

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Classification

Categories:Functional
Object type1:Fountain
     Object subtype1:Drinking Fountain
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Head

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Object Parts

Part 1:Lions head and bowl
     Material:Pink granite
Part 2:Structure
     Material:Sandstone
     Height (cm):290
     Width (cm):330
     Depth (cm):129

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Fair
Risk assessment:At risk
Date of on-site inspection:23/05/2007

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History

Hard archive file:Yes

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Statues and Memorials in Hastings and St. Leonards'
     Type:Book
     Author:Dinsmore, Jennifer.
     Date:00/00/1997
     Page:26
     Publisher:Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Source 2 :
     Title:'33rd Ammendment of the 3rd List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest'
     Type:Archive
     Location:Hastings Borough Council
     Date:10/02/2002


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Date: 23/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 23/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 23/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 23/05/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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