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Ambrose Power Memorial, The Square, Lismore, County Waterford
22809033
Representative view of fountain.
Reg. No.22809033
Date1870 - 1875
Previous NameN/A
TownlandLISMORE (COS. BY.)
CountyCounty Waterford
Coordinates204653, 98324
Categories of Special InterestARTISTIC ARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usemonument
In Use Asmonument
 
Description
Freestanding single-bay two-stage Gothic Revival-style memorial fountain, erected 1872, on a square plan comprising limestone ashlar plinth with pointed-arch openings having moulded corbelled stoups, inscribed coping over, and trefoil-headed openings to second stage in gabled panels on cut-stone colonettes having foliate capitals, decorative tracery to gables, cut-limestone corner piers with chamfered corners, elongated polygonal finials over on Composite capitals, and polygonal spire to apex having moulded stringcourses, and decorative finial. Road fronted in an island site at junction of four roads.

Appraisal

A well-designed and executed public memorial fountain that exhibits high quality stone masonry, particularly to the fine detailing, which has retained a crisp intricacy. Although the fountains apparently no longer function, the mechanisms are believed to remain intact, and are of technical interest. The memorial is of particular importance in the locality for its associations with Ambrose Power (n. d.), Archdeacon of Lismore. Occupying an important site at the junction of four roads, the memorial is an integral component of the townscape, and is one of the first features visible on the approach into Lismore from the north.
 
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