SE7169 : The Atlas Fountain - Castle Howard

taken 5 months ago, near to Coneysthorpe, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Atlas Fountain - Castle Howard
The Atlas Fountain - Castle Howard
The Atlas Fountain and pond dates from 1850. It was exhibited at The Great Exhibition prior to installation. It was designed by William Andrews Nesfield and the sculpted figures were carved in Portland stone by John Thomas. The figures were transported by rail from London to Castle Howard railway station.
The tazza, pedestals, shells and basin were made by local craftsmen. The water engineering was completed by James Easton, taking water from a stream in Coneysthorpe and using a steam engine to pump it uphill to the Ray Wood reservoir.
The fountain was turned on for the first time in October 1853.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 7164 6992 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.2098N 0:54.3260W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 7164 6993
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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