SK3624 : Water fountain, Melbourne Lane, Ticknall

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

Water fountain, Melbourne Lane, Ticknall
Water fountain, Melbourne Lane, Ticknall
Listed Grade II. See LinkExternal link for location.
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 )
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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SK3624, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 16 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Water resources 
Period (from Tags)
Early 20th Century 
Date (from Tags)
1914 
Material (from Tags)
Cast Iron 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3608 2406 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.7730N 1:27.9687W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3608 2406
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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