Record Details

NHER Number:42796
Type of record:Building
Name:Fountain in the grounds of Letheringsett Hall


A fountain that was built around 1790. It is made of stone, features three intertwined dolphins and stands within a circular pond.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 06344 38975
Map Sheet:TG03NE

Full description

September 1987. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Fountain of about 1790, stone, three dolphins with heads to base having intertwined tails supporting large fluted shell. Base on circular platform of large flint nodules within circular pond.
Information from (S1).

In good condition (but not working) in December 2005. The dolphins are heraldic dolphin-fish (Coryphaenids) rather than mammalian. Landowners note that the header tank is still extant and may be that marked on (S2) as adjacent to the orangery to north. Reason for date of 1790 on (S1) is not known.
E. Rose (NLA), 21 December 2005.

February 2006. Condition Survey.
Survey of the fountain and water supply systems at Letheringsett Hall.
See report (S3) for details and conservation proposals.
E. Rose (NLA), 13 March 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 July 2015.

Monument Types

  • FOUNTAIN (18th Century to 21st Century - 1790 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. Cool beauty in the garden. 12 February.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. Spotlight on elegant estate. 29 March.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049833.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Creasey, A. J. 2006. Condition Survey of the Fountain and Water Supply Systems, including Proposals for Conservation: The Top Lawn Garden, Letheringsett Hall, Letheringsett, Holt, Norfolk. Fisher & Sons Ltd.

Related records

44219Part of: Letheringsett Park (Monument)
17205Related to: The Orangery, Letheringsett Park (Building)

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