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John Waggett's water fountain John Waggett's water fountain

Credit for this entry to:
Bob Baker

Fountain: John Waggett's water fountain

Erection date: 1882

Inscription

{On the main body, facing the pavement:}
The gift of John Waggett, MD, 1882.

{On the main body, facing the road:}
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

Site: John Waggett's water fountain (1 memorial)

W11, Ladbroke Grove, St John Church

The Ladbroke Conservation Area Appraisal says: "Outside St John’s church is an item of street furniture that is very rare in London. The drinking fountain was funded by a local doctor who lived at 40 Ladbroke Grove and is inscribed: ‘The gift of John Waggett M.D. 1882.’ It is a circular form and made of polished granite with the water dispenser in the form of an urn. It replaced one that had been installed within the railings of the church {in 1877}."

We'd quibble with the "very rare" but we have an idea of where they got that from - see the SW16 Prater fountain.

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John Waggett's water fountain

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Dr John Waggett

At Elsevier Ruth Richardson writes: "That year {1882}, Dr John Waggett MD FRC...

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John Waggett's water fountain

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Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

Started by Samuel Gurney MP and the barrister, Edward Thomas Wakefield. Londo...

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