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Description: Gas Lantern, Drinking Fountain and Horse Trough
Date Listed: 30 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 262949
OS Grid Reference: ST4909928657
OS Grid Coordinates: 349099, 128657
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0550, -2.7276
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ST49NW SOMERTON CP BROAD STREET (West side)
9/144 Gas lantern, drinking fountain
and horse trough
Gas lantern, drinking fountain and horse trough. 1902. Cast iron, made in Coalbrookdale for T. C. Head, Ironmonger, of
Somerton. Central square plan plinth with fluted corner pilasters having Egyptian knobbed tops, flanking semi-circular
arched recesses which were fitted with lion's head waterspouts, with bowl to the drinking fountain on the east face;
above, female sphinx-type figurines to central post which has ladder stops and then facetted glass globe lamp, the gas
fittings still being in position; on north and south faces two horse troughs (planted June 1984), with end overflow
bowls for dogs. Erected to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII, August 9th 1902. Unusual and well-preserved
piece of street furniture.
Listing NGR: ST4910028658
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Source: English Heritage
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