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Buxton water trough - Spitalfields Buxton water trough - Spitalfields

Fountain: Buxton water trough - Spitalfields

Erection date: 1889


{Engraved in the north end:}
The gift of J. H. Buxton 1889

{Engraved on both sides, though 'Metropolitan' is illegible on the road side:}
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough Association

This is the only fountain/trough in Tower Hamlets on the mdfcta site.

Site: Buxton water trough - Spitalfields (1 memorial)

E1, Commercial Street

Our picture shows the trough and, in the railings behind, the drinking fountain topped with an obelisk. Engraved below the fountain "Donated by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough Association, 1860".

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Buxton water trough - Spitalfields

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Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

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John Henry Buxton

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