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Description: Drinking Fountain Canopy, Victoria Park
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219371
OS Grid Reference: SO9600291998
OS Grid Coordinates: 396002, 291998
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5258, -2.0603
SANDWELL MB VICTORIA ROAD (off)
SO 99 SE
4/150 Drinking foutain canopy,
Canopy over drinking fountain. Late C19. Cast iron. Octagonal plan.
Decorated round columns have foliated capitals. Each side of the upper
part has a multi-cusped round arch and openwork foliage decoration. Above
each arch is a circle with ropework border containing a cartouche with a
figure of a stork. Around the border is inscribed: "KEEP THE PAVEMENT DRY".
On two sides there is an inscription, now partly illegible, instead of a
stork: "Presented to the inhabitants of Tipton by Mr & Mrs C M Waring in
commemoration of their golden wedding ... 190-". The canopy is surmounted
by a dome, with openwork decoration between ribs. There is a canopy of
similar design in Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich (qv).
Listing NGR: SO9600291998
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Source: English Heritage
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