Sunday 6 March 2011

Handyside Fountain at Chateau Impney Hotel, Droitwich, UK.

Andrew Handyside who made Friar Gate bridge also made lots of decorative fountains, they were renowned for their high quality and much sort after around the world. Many examples of their work are still in use today.
These fountains were made right here in Derby at the Duke Street Foundry "Britannia Iron Works".

This amazing looking Handyside fountain is located in the grounds of the Chateau Impney Hotel in Droitwich, Worcestershire, UK.
Chateau Impney was built in 1875 by John Corbett, the Salt King, as a present to his wife. Sir Nicolas Pevsner judged Impney to be "the showiest of them all in the county".
In 1945, the house was purchased by Ralph Edwards who restored it and developed it as a hotel. Today the Chateau is one of the premier hotels in the Heart of England.

This particular design of fountain is listed as Design Number 36 on Page 14 of the 1879 publication "An Illustrated book of Designs for Fountains and Vases, costing from £1 to £1200 manufactured by Andrew Handyside".

Photograph of the Handyside Fountain at Chateau Impney :
Susan admires the fountain at the Chateau

Another photograph in different light with Chateau Impney in the background :
Chateau Impney 2

Another photograph of this great  fountain, with Chateau Impney in the background :
Chateau Impney  2 Droitwich, Worcestershire, GB.

If you would like to stop in this hotel then visit their website for more details :

Can you help find more Handyside stuff ?
If anyone out there knows of any other Fountains around the world bearing the Handyside badge that I have not mentioned yet then please get in touch with details, location, photographs etc.


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