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HER Number:MDV23881
Name:Fountain, High Street, Great Torrington


Gothic style fountain in centre of road at south end of High Street, dates from 1870.


Grid Reference:SS 495 191
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/102
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 90474

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOUNTAIN (XIX - 1870 AD to 1870 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1973, Great Torrington, 15 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV2214.

Fountain in centre of road at south end of High Street, 1870. Gothic style square on plan with crocketed spire of carved stone, and round basin for drinking water on each face. About 12 feet to apex.

Great Torrington District Chamber Of Commerce, 1987, Torrington Town Trail, 12 (Leaflet). SDV19224.

The fountain at the south end of the square was the gift of the Honourable Mark Rolle in 1870.

Hunt, P. J., 1989, Torrington, 7; Photo (Report - non-specific). SDV352248.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV19224Leaflet: Great Torrington District Chamber Of Commerce. 1987. Torrington Town Trail. Photocopy + Digital. 12.
SDV2214List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Great Torrington. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 15.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #84352 ]
SDV352248Report - non-specific: Hunt, P. J.. 1989. Torrington. Devon County Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7; Photo.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2015 8:54AM