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HER Number:MDV72908
Name:Fountain at Mamhead House


19th century pond & fountain to the south of Mamhead House


Grid Reference:SX 930 810
Map Sheet:SX98SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMamhead
Ecclesiastical ParishMAMHEAD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOUNTAIN (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1988, Mamhead (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337182.

Pool with fountain in the formal garden south of Dawlish College (Mamhead House). Pool with a fountain. Contemporary with Mamhead House (now Dawlish College), designed 1827-1833 by Anthony Salvin for Sir R.W. Newman, Bt.. Bathstone and marble. The shape of the pool is a round-lobed quatrefoil with triangles between the lobes with moulded Bath stone walling. Central fountain with a pedestal with a moulded plinth, square on plan, the pedestal carved with grotesque head of a Renaissance character supporting a stone dish. The water jet spouts from a finely-carved white marble posy of flowers. The centre piece of the formal garden south of Mamhead House. Shown in one of Salvin's original drawings in the RIBA Drawings Collection. Other details: LBS No 85975.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337182List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Mamhead. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #100307 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV32495Part of: Mamhead Park (Park/Garden)
MDV10055Related to: Mamhead House (Building)
MDV72909Related to: Sundial at Mamhead House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 19 2015 4:31PM