Description: Public Drinking Fountain
Date Listed: 7 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 327542
OS Grid Reference: NZ8830205685
OS Grid Coordinates: 488302, 505685
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4389, -0.6400
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4/69 Public drinking
Public drinking fountain. 1856 incorporating lion's head of earlier date.
By John Allan of Hempsyke. Stone trough, sandstone rubble wall, marble
lion's head, brass cup and copper plaques. Water flows from lion's head
into large trough set into square-headed niche in wall approximately 1.75
metre high. Wall top shaped in centre between volutes, to encompass
semicircular inset panel, carved: A
Wall over niche contains three engraved plaques:-
Weary stranger Here you see This stream is pure as if from
An emblem of true Charity Heaven it ran
Richly my bounty I bestow And while I praise the Lord I'll
Made by a kindly hand to flow thank the man.
And I have fresh supplies from Heaven
For every cup of water given. Tramp 1861
Hempsyke 1858 Man made the Trough
The water God bestows
Then praise His nine
From whom the blessing flows
Listing NGR: NZ8830205685
Source: English Heritage
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