Image britannique : Leicester et sa fontaine aux griffons

Cette fontaine déjà connue revient sur le devant de la scène grâce à ces images du web…

Leicester  Midlands : cette fontaine est décrite sur le site de la mairie où vous pouvez voir d’autres photos…

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On 29 October 1878, Leicester Town Council gratefully accepted on behalf of the Borough the offer from Israel Hart, a former Mayor of Leicester, of “a handsome ornamental fountain to be placed in the centre of the land fronting the Town Hall Buildings”.

The fountain, together with the layout of Town Hall Square, was designed by Francis Hames, the architect of the Town Hall, and the fountain was unveiled by Sir Israel Hart on 24 September 1879. It is constructed of bronze-painted cast iron, Shap granite and Ross of Mull granite. The fountain is listed, grade 2, and the listing description states: “Cast iron on stone base. Four large winged lions surrounding Ionic columned central pedestal, surmounted by shallow bowl with foliage decoration, out of which rises pilaster

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