Old fountain looks like new

Barnstaple landmark given a much-needed makeover by council.

STONEMASONS have finished restoration of Barnstaple’s Willshire fountain.

The iconic landmark on the Square suffered significant frost damage last year, but is now looking back to its best following repair work by North Devon Council.

New pieces of stone have been carved to replace the damaged sections and minor repairs have also been made to the supporting stonework.

The council said the fountain’s lighting and water would be switched back on towards the end of this month, to allow the lime mortar sufficient time to set properly.


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Meanwhile, cleaning and repair of Heritage Centre on the Strand gets under way on Monday, March 19.

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