The hamlet of Dulcote is a mile south of the City of Wells in Somerset. It is several well known landmarks but by far the most famous is its unusual fountain.
This wonderful, but strange, fountain is seen by motorists every day making it a famous local landmark. But it rarely seen looking like this. With Somerset in the middle of a deep freeze the fountain has become its very own ice sculpture.
Apparently the fountain is about 150 years old – it look older! It is feed under gravity from a spring in the hills above the village.
The water is extremely hard and it has gradually turned the original decorative fountain into a big block of rock.
The ice looks a lot like the stalagmites found in the nearby Wookey Hole caves. The longest icicles most be nearly a metre long.
Around the base of the fountain is a moat of water which has not frozen. The spray dripping down keeps all the water moving as it caught by the wind.