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27597 Weathered hand-carved sandstone well-head
QTY: 1 £4,200
SOLD
27515 Sandstone rainwater pipes
QTY: SOLD £300 Each
27511 Bronze wall plaque / mask of Zeus
QTY: 7 £625
SOLD
27510 Weathered handcarved sandstone fountain
QTY: SOLD £1,375
SOLD
27472 Solid bronze Pan water spout
QTY: SOLD £430
SOLD
27450 Salvaged stone face fountain
QTY: SOLD £870
SOLD
27444 Sandstone lion's head fountain / statue
QTY: SOLD £600
27340 Salvaged composite stone fountain / planter
QTY: 1 £245
SOLD
27154 C19th Spelter Figure of Merman and Dolphin
QTY: SOLD £495
26910 Bronze Lion Water Spout
QTY: 1 £450
26254 Solid Bronze Medusa Plaque/Water Spout
QTY: 3 £430 Each
24642 Vintage Cast Dolphins & Boy Water Feature
QTY: 1 £1,200
24450 Circular Stone Pond Surround Cast Urn Feature
QTY: 1 Set £1,895 The Set
23972 Reclaimed Lead Cherub Garden Pond Ornament
QTY: 1 £945
21698 Stone Wall Fountain / Water Feature
QTY: Out of Stock £2,165
20149 Various Water Pumps & Stone Finger Trough
QTY: 3 Remaining £200 From
17844 Reclaimed Victorian Cast Iron Water Fountain
QTY: 1 £1,950
17631 Salvaged Old Lead Downpipes
QTY: 2 £140 Each
SOLD
17327 Stone Birdbath Mount on Stone Column & Plinth
QTY: SOLD £350
11354 Large Stone Slab with Hole
QTY: 1 £750
SOLD
10923 Small & Medium Urn/Fountain/Planters
QTY: SOLD £150 From
10649 Large Water / Well Pumps
QTY: 3 Remaining £300 Each
10645 Early Stone Lion Gargoyle with Water Spout
QTY: 1 £1,700
10639 Bridge made from Reclaimed French Railings
QTY: 1 £3,400
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Water Features and Fountains


Up to the 19th Century, fountains were functional, connected to springs or aqueducts and providing drinking water and an area for bathing or washing clothes. They were often decorative, to celebrate the builder or benefactor, such as the great Baroque fountains of Rome which were sponsored by the Popes. Fountains at that time had to be fed by gravity. In the late 19th Century, development of mechanical pumps and the advent of improved plumbing and water supply, meant that fountains then became purely decorative. A lot of major cities and towns throughout Europe embarked upon a programme of building fountains in public areas from the mid 1800s. 

In a garden context, fountains or water features, can fulfil a number of roles. They can supply movement, the sound of running water can block sounds of traffic, they can be decorative and humans simply have an affinity to water, such an important element for our survival.  While formal tiered fountains may be perfect for a large public space, and we usually have in stock a few larger stone fountain surrounds and centrepieces, most people have smaller scale spaces they can use, and with ingenuity all sorts of material can be used to make a fountain. Old stone troughs, for example, make perfect reservoirs from which water can be pumped to cascade out through a lead or stone mask, mounted on a wall. We also sell stone wall fountains, usually modelled on a typical fountain from a French Village square.  We have all types of spout, whether an antique Indian stone spout, lead, bronze and cast iron classical masks. We usually have a lead fountain or two, typically in the form of a putto holding a shell or bowl aloft. Some of our customers convert old village pumps into functioning water features, with a water house hidden within the spout. Alongside purpose-built fountain centrepieces, many urns, planters or statues could easily be converted to work as a fountain centrepiece, it is usually just a matter of how to conceal the water supply pipe and then find a suitable water reservoir/container/tank in which it can sit so water can be circulated.

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