Date: July 2007
Source: photograph by volunteer Cynthia Gibling
The fountain has always been a popular subject for photographers. It is in some ways so typical of Victorian gardens with its ostentation, its display of a taste for the medieval style, its technology, its eclectic combination of classical mouldings with its rustic flint buttresses and curious designs at the top (PGPT193-8). And yet it is a unique design, irregular and using local materials (flint from the site itself and Gunton bricks).
Even though the water is recycled with a pump, it would be wasteful to keep it running all the time, and so the water is turned on at controlled times.