Fountain

Sloane Square drinking fountain

Sloane Square drinking fountain Sloane Square drinking fountain

Erection date: 1882

Inscription

{On the plinth, facing south:}
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

{On the plinth, facing north:}
To a revered husband & father from his loving wife & children, 1882.

The lettering is incised and painted black - very effective.

Site: Sloane Square drinking fountain (1 memorial)

SW1, Sloane Square

Via Faded London we found the Council-produced 'Grouped Pieces and Miscellaneous Items' which tells us: "Originally this fountain, which cost £50 and funded by Miss Knightingale, was erected on Elgin Road in 1882. It was reinstalled at Sloane Square in 1883. The inscription reads, 'Revered husband and father from his loving wife and children' and presumably was added when it was moved."  That presumption must surely be wrong since the full inscription includes the date 1882.  

Andrew Behan has sent us the British History link which confirms our suspicions that the 1882 Elgin Road is now Elgin Avenue, renamed as such in 1886.  And the good people at MDFTCA tell us it used to be in Harrow Road so by use of Venn diagram we deduce that it was at the junction.

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Sloane Square drinking fountain

Subjects commemorated i

Mr Knightingale

Commemorated by his family in 1882.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Sloane Square drinking fountain

Created by i

Knightingale family

The wife and children (including one unmarried daughter) were alive to commem...

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Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

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

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