Forde Abbey was built almost 900 years ago by Cistercian monks, set in the most beautiful countryside, it seems miles from anywhere. We followed directions, but had the feeling we were driving round in circles when Crewkerne got nearer, then further away, then nearer again!
website says about the fountain:
'The Centenary Fountain celebrates 100 years of the Roper family at Forde
Abbey. Powered by a pump from the strawberry farm on the estate, it
reaches a height of 160 feet and is the highest powered fountain in
England. Running in and out of the spray is a great sport for younger
visitors to the garden and if you stand at the top end of the fountain,
you’ll often see a rainbow.'