SK3624 : Junction of Stanton Hill (A514) and Melbourne Lane, Ticknall

taken 4 months ago, near to Ticknall, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Junction of Stanton Hill (A514) and Melbourne Lane, Ticknall
Junction of Stanton Hill (A514) and Melbourne Lane, Ticknall
The eastern limit of the village of Ticknall.

Note the water fountain LinkExternal link on the island. This was moved from its original location when the junction was remodelled in the late 20th century..
Ticknall's water fountains :: SK3523
These were installed in the village in 1914 by Sir Vauncey Harpur-Crewe to provide a clean supply of drinking water. They were fed from a reservoir to the south west of the village, to which water was pumped from a well near Spring Cottage on Ashby Road. They remained in use until 1962 when mains water was brought to the village.

The fountains were made by the Kilmarnock firm of Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd to a standard Lion pattern, and have a self-closing valve to prevent wastage. In all 21 were installed, 2 at Top Farm and the rest along the village streets. Of the latter, 16 are still in existence, and all are Listed Grade II as individual items. Only one, outside the Methodist Chapel, remains connected to the water supply, this being due to the fact that the Chapel did not have a mains connection until 1992.

The views taken in 2018 show that they are held in high esteem locally and kept in excellent condition.

(Details are taken from THE WATERS OF TICKNALL AND CALKE by Roy Hammerton, 2001 LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 16 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Road (from Tags)
A Road  A514 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3611 2408 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.7837N 1:27.9419W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3607 2406
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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