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Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain
Queen's Park Drinking Fountain

Photo credit: Lawrence Suss / Art UK

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The fountain has a grey granite base and pink granite dado and socles with terracotta blocks and sandstone dressings. It is square in plan and a free interpretation of Tudor style. The basins, now gone, were originally set in round-arched aedicules (openings) under the segmental arches.

Date

1893

Medium

sandstone, terracotta, pink & grey granite

Measurements

H 430 x W 265 x D 265 cm;
Plinth: H 42 x W 535 x D 535 cm

Accession number

BN2_LS_S082

Acquisition method

commissioned by Brighton Borough Council

Work type

Water fountain, trough or pump

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

1893

Access

at all times

Inscription description

inscribed granite plaque, west face: BOROUGH OF BRIGHTON / THIS PARK WAS OPENED AND DEDICATED / TO THE FREE USE OF THE PUBLIC FOR EVER / ON THE 10TH AUGUST 1892, BY THE MAYOR / AND MAYORESS OF THE BOROUGH, ALDERMAN / JOSEPH EWART M.D. AND MISS EWART / FRANCIS J. TILLSTONE, /TOWN CLERK; inscribed granite plaque, south face (followed by names): BOROUGH OF BRIGHTON / RECREATION GROUND COMMITTEE 1891–2; inscribed granite plaque, north face: BOROUGH OF BRIGHTON / THIS FOUNTAIN WAS ERECTED BY THE COUNCIL / OF THE BOROUGH TO COMMEMORATE THE GIFT / OF 'QUEENS PARK' BY THE TRUSTEES OF / THE RACE STAND FOR THE / BENEFIT OF THE / INHABITANTS OF BRIGHTON A.D.1893 / JOSEPH EWART M.D. MAYOR; inscribed granite plaque, east face: BOROUGH OF BRIGHTON / THIS PARK WAS CONSTRUCTED AT A COST OF £13,500 / AND PRESENTED TO THE TOWN OF BRIGHTON BY / ALDERMAN HENRY ABBEY, ALDERMAN JOHN / BRIDGEN, J.P., ALDERMAN SAMUEL RIDLEY J.P. / AND WILLIAM SEYMOUR, BOROUGH SQUIRE. / TRUSTEES OF THE BRIGHTON RACE STAND, / A.D.1891 / SAMUEL HENRY SOPER, MAYOR


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Located at

West Drive, Brighton

BN2 0QU

Located in Queen's Park, to the west of the clock tower near the dog walk.