Bridge, Fountain and Pool Stonework at Swithland Water Works, Kinchley Lane, Swithland Reservoir (Grade II)

Geo: 52.7288, -1.1801
Date ListedThu 15th March, 1984
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressBridge, Fountain and Pool Stonework Kinchley Lane Swithland Reservoir LE7 7SB
GradeGrade II
Grid ReferenceSK5547014894
Volume, Map, Item286, 4, 181
WardBarrow & Sileby West

Bridge, excess fountain and pool stonework of 1896. By Hawkesley of London. Granite rubble stone and dressed stone. These items lie to NW of filter beds and tank (listed separately) and form part of grand formal layout. Bridge (placed on cross axis of tank) crosses stone lined stream and has single depressed arch of dressed stone and sides of granite. Two quoined piers are carried up to bridge piers with carved obelisk on top. These and low bridge approach piers are joined by Renaissance style balustrading of a row of small arches of rusticated stone work the same as on tank. Close by is a small excess fountain with octagonal basin: blue brick interior with stone coping and metal fountain. Two stepped over flow channels. To NE the partly curved pond stonework with small sluices. Complex stands in park like setting with choice trees and shrubs. Group value with the other items at Swithland Reservoir Water Works.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.