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The Shrubsole Memorial
The Shrubsole Memorial
The Shrubsole Memorial
The Shrubsole Memorial
The Shrubsole Memorial
The Shrubsole Memorial
The Shrubsole Memorial
The Shrubsole Memorial
The Shrubsole Memorial
The Shrubsole Memorial
The Shrubsole Memorial

Photo credit: Mike Longhurst / Art UK

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The statue stands on a plinth above a public water fountain. A robed woman carries an urn on one shoulder and is holding the hand of a little boy, who crouches to gather water in a little bowl. A commemorative plaque is on the eastern face of the plinth and a relief portrait of Shrubsole on the western side.




Carrara marble & Cornish granite


H 300 x W 100 x D 80 cm;
Plinth: H 225 x W 240 x D 348 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by the Borough Council following public subscription

Work type

Water fountain, trough or pump


Royal Borough of Kingston


Royal Borough of Kingston

Work status


Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)


at all times

Inscription description

Erected by Public Subscription / In memory of / Henry Shrubsole. Esq. JP / Three times elected Mayor of this / Borough in 1877, 1878 and 1879 / who died suddenly in the third year / of his office whilst presiding on an / occasion of Public Charity. / 18th.. January 18180. / "Am honourable councellor" St. Mark XV.43. / Dedicated to the public use by / H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge.K.G. / 1st.. May 1882.


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Located at

1 Market Place, Kingston upon Thames


Located in front of Market House.