Rufford Abbey’s Grade II listed fountain set to benefit from repairs

06 April 2018

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Rufford Abbey Country Park's much-loved Grade II listed Nemi Fountain is set for repairs this week. 

The fountain which is attached to the impressive Orangery, was copied from an antique lamp found in the excavations undertaken by Lord Savile and has been leaking for many years.  The repairs will allow the fountain to return to its former glory.

Andrew Cox, General Manager at Rufford Abbey Country Park commented “We are so pleased that we are able invest in the repairs to the fountain as it is a main focal point at Rufford. It is going to be great to see it in full working order.

"It is hoped that once up and running, lily pads will be added to boost the overall look and feel."

Nottinghamshire County Councillor John Cottee, Community and Place Committee Chairman said, “I’m delighted that the fountain is being repaired. It’s part of the park’s history and will bring pleasure to lots of people visiting the park." 

The Country Park, which is owned by Nottinghamshire County Council, offers native woodland, a lake and gardens as well as a range of attractions, activities and catering options which are being managed by Parkwood Outdoors.

The work will take approximately three days to complete and is not expected to effect visitors. 

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