Monument record MDR11740 - The Lion's Mouth Fountain, Kedleston Park, Kedleston

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

A Grade II listed spring/ornamental fountain that was built c. 1763 and possibly designed by Robert Adam. The small, square gabled structure is constructed from sandstone with a semi-circular pool on the north west side. The north west side has a round headed arch enclosing a lion's head with a mane. The mouth of the lion was built as the spout but it no longer functions as such; water now swells up from the south east side and enters the pool via the north east side. The feature is enclosed within a low wrought iron fence. (1) The Lion's Head Fountain was constructed c. 1763, possibly by Robert Adam from sandstone. It is a low gabled structure set in a hollow, square in plan. It is rock-faced on three sides, on the fourth is a vermiculated round arch enclosing a lion's mouth which spouts water, into a semi-circular pool. The low pitched gabled roof has dentil, egg and dart, and icicle motifs. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, G (The National Trust). 1989. National Trust Archaeological Survey : Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. p 75.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109089.



Grid reference Centred SK 3120 4054 (9m by 9m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3630

Please contact the HER for details.

External Links (0)

Record last edited

Jan 28 2015 12:24PM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.