SD5718 : Astley Park, Cast Iron Drinking Fountain

taken 5 years ago, near to Chorley, Lancashire, Great Britain

Astley Park, Cast Iron Drinking Fountain
Astley Park, Cast Iron Drinking Fountain
This cast iron drinking fountain is situated approximately 50 metres to the south of the coach house in Astley Park. Probably dating from the late 19th century, it is a Grade II-listed by English Heritage (English Heritage Building ID: 357541 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

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Astley Hall and Park
Astley Hall is a Grade I listed historic house (English Heritage Building ID: 357539 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings). The original timber-framed manor house was built in the late 16th century, around a small courtyard. The present grand but asymmetrical South Range was rebuilt and refronted in brick with stone dressings (now rendered) during the second half of the seventeenth century.

In 1922 the estate, including the house and its contents was donated to the people of Chorley by its then-owner Reginald Tatton of nearby Cuerden Hall, as a memorial to the local men killed in World War I. The house has since been maintained as a museum by Chorley Council and is known as Astley Hall Museum and Art Gallery. The house contains fine oak furniture, Flemish tapestries and wooden panelling. It is currently (2014) open to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. A wide range of temporary exhibitions are displayed in the art gallery throughout the season and events are organised throughout the year (LinkExternal link Chorley Council).

The grounds, which include historic woodland and a small lake, were landscaped by John Webb and feature a picturesque meandering stream running through a wooded ravine. They are known as Astley Park.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 13 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  Country estates 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5736 1830 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.5664N 2:38.8023W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 57350 18333
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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19th Century  Nineteenth Century  Victorian  Cast Iron  Drinking Fountain  English Heritage  Grade II  Listed Building  Public Park 

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