Haddonstone Ltd

Haddonstone Ltd

The Forge House, East Haddon,, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, NN6 8DB

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Eton College Fountain Restoration

  • Location: Cloister Court, Eton College, Cambridge
Haddonstone was approached to replicate the triple tiered fountain in the Cloister Court of Eton College, the world famous public school in Berkshire.

The Cloister Court area dates back to 1450, just ten years after the school was founded by Henry VI, with the court providing residential accommodation for priests and Fellows.

The original fountain was leaking badly and had been repaired with lead and other sealants numerous times; the only way forward was to create a replica. When the fountain arrived back at our studios in Northampton for mouldings to be cast, the company’s craftsmen found that it had eroded so much that very little of the original stone actually remained. The company was faced with a problem, having already committed to replicating the fountain.

It was decided to carve the design from scratch based on the original as well as various other historic references, so that the fountain would appear to be a precise replica. The first off casting still stands proudly in place at Eton College.

The Eton College Fountain has now become an iconic design in Haddonstone’s standard collection. First launched at Haddonstone’s ‘Garden of the Elements’ exhibit at the 1993 Chelsea Flower Show, the fountain has sold worldwide and is a star attraction in the company’s acclaimed show gardens in East Haddon, Northampton. To find out more visit the website www.haddonstone.com.