Information for record number MWA2369:
Fountain 450m N of The Hollows, Long Compton

Summary A drinking fountain, dating to the Imperial period, is located 450m north of The Hollows. The fountain is enclosed within a distinctive "Cotswold stone" fountain house with pitched roof and arched entrance and would have provided water to the villagers before the arrival of mains water in the 1950s.
What Is It?  
Type: Fountain, Drinking Fountain, Fountain House
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Long Compton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 29 32
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 This is one of four drinking-fountains on the main road through the village. See also PRNs 2368, 2391 and 2392. The fountain is no longer in use.
2 Photographed by John Brace when visited as part of a survey of "The fountains of Long Compton, Warwickshire". This is in fact one of at least nine surviving fountains within the village. Enclosing the fountain is a Coswold stone fountain house with pitched roof and arched entrance. The fountain would have provided drinking water to the residents of the village before the arrival of mains water in the 1950s.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Archaeological Report
Title: The "Fountains" of Long Compton, Warwickshire or a Short History of Long Compton's Water
Author/originator: John Brace
Date: 2014
Page Number: Parish Mag File
Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: PWF
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 2387
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument DRINKING FOUNTAIN * A fountain erected specifically to supply drinking water. back
monument VILLAGE * A collection of dwelling-houses and other buildings, usually larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town with a simpler organisation and administration than the latter. back
monument HOLLOW * A hollow, concave formation or place, which has sometimes been dug out. back
monument FOUNTAIN * An artificial aperture from which water springs. The water supply usually came from a lake or reservoir higher up in order to ensure the necessary flow and pressure. More recently fountains have been powered by pumps. back
monument FOUNTAIN HOUSE * A building, in a garden, park or open space, either housing a fountain or the machinery which powers one. back
monument STONE * Use only where stone is natural or where there is no indication of function. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back

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