The Poynder Fountain, Box, Wiltshire, SN13 (Grade II)

The Poynder Fountain is a grade two (II) listed building in Box, Wiltshire, SN13. It was first listed in 1985.

About The Poynder Fountain


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Drinking fountain, dated 1878, ashlar with pink granite column shafts and grey granite base with bowl to front and trough to rear. Ornate Gothic structure with ashlar crocketted Gothic gable to front and rear carried on 2 ashlar piers rising from the grey granite base paired with outer pink granite piers rising from ground level. Narrow pierced side openings with small gable. Centre front gable is pierced by pointed arch, richly carved with Poynder arms in apex. Rear similar arch is infilled by open 2 arch screen with cusping and cusped trefoil over. Granite centre and side shafts, centre capital is bronze with griffin water spouts at angles. Rear inscription recording W.H. Poynder of Hartham Park as donor of fountain and Col. Northey as donor of the spring and site. Formerly surrounded by ornate iron railings, of which the stone plinth survives.

Where is The Poynder Fountain?

The Poynder Fountain is located on High Street, in Box, Wiltshire, SN13.

Key Facts

Grid ReferenceST 82576 68518
Easting, Northing382576, 168518.36084
Latitude, Longitude51.415411, -2.251938
Grade listingII (two)
English Heritage List Entry Number1022789
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