Fountain

Hudson fountain

Erection date: 1880

Inscription

{On the plinth:}
1880 presented to the local board for the use of the public, by Thomas Charles Hudson, a native and life long resident of Harrow.

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life. Prov XIV 27

Site: Hudson fountain (1 memorial)

HA1, High Street

A nearby information panel provides: This is the site of the former town well which was sunk in 1816 and was a primary source of drinking water to the then residents of Harrow on the Hill.

In 1880 the well was replaced with the fountain that stands today. Thomas Charles Hudson, who was a local businessman, donated the fountain to the community, as described by the inscription on its base. This important feature of the High Street had been disused for some time until in 2004, a restoration project run by the Harrow on the Hill Trust and the London Borough of Harrow took place to restore it and reintroduce the provision of drinking water.

The project was jointly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Drinking Fountain Association, Harrow Heritage Trust and Harrow on the Hill Trust, together with contributions from the London Borough of Harrow.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Hudson fountain

Subjects commemorated i

Thomas Charles Hudson

Thomas Charles Hudson was born on 2 September 1816 in Harrow, Middlesex, a so...

Read More

Nearby Memorials

Chalybeate Well

Chalybeate Well

NW3, Well Walk

The water source was discovered at the end of the 17th century. 'Chalybeate' denotes a natural mineral spring containing iron salts. At t...

2 subjects commemorated
First drinking fountain

First drinking fountain

EC1, Holborn Viaduct, St Sepulchre's Church

DrinkingFountains gives two pictures from the 'Illustrated London News' of this fountain when it was originally installed. From a close e...

2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
Coram's fountain

Coram's fountain

WC1, Coram's Fields

The lamb relief is also carved on the rim of the fountain.

2 subjects commemorated
Passmore Edwards drinking fountain - SE1

Passmore Edwards drinking fountain - SE1

SE1, Blackfriars Road, Christ Church

The Christ Church fountain is one of several drinking fountains that Edwards funded through the Metropolitan Drinking fountain and Cattle...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Vicar Humphreys

Vicar Humphreys

WC2, Adelaide Street

To the memory of William Gilson Humphrey B.D. Scholar divine Vicar of this parish from 1855 to 1886 Born Jan. 1815 Died Jan. 1886

1 subject commemorated