Fountain

St Pancras fountain

St Pancras fountain
St Pancras fountain
Inscription

Saint Pancras, Middlesex
This fountain and works connected therewith were presented to the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association on the 3rd day of August 1878 by Matilda wife of Richard Kent Esq. junior churchwarden 1878.
The figure now cast in bronze as designed by Joseph Durham. A.R.A.
?{illegible name} Site engineer

{The plaque is a thin sheet of metal to which the text has been applied in what looks like black paint, which is being warn away.}

This 'Matilda fountain' is a copy of the 1867 statue 'At the Spring' or 'Early Morn'  held at Blackburn Town Hall, or possibly that is a copy of this statue.

St Lawrence Fountain gives the contractor as William Thomas - possibly it's his name which is illegible on the plaque. Presumably he provided and placed the rocks.

Site: St Pancras fountain (1 memorial)

NW1, Gloucester Gate

This fountain is an odd arrangement of what look to be rockery-type rocks, a charming country-girl statue and, in modern times, no water.

2022: The structure is in need of maintenance: some of the thin stone cladding has fallen off, revealing the brick structure underneath and so ruining the illusion.  And the text on the plaque is even more illegible. Oddly, the plaque looks as if the text is being warn away by too much cleaning.

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St Pancras fountain

Subjects commemorated i

Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

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

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
St Pancras fountain

Created by i

Joseph Durham (sculptor)

Sculptor.  Born London.  Died London.

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Matilda Kent

Wife of Richard Kent.

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Richard Kent

Junior churchwarden

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William Thomas

From St Lawrence Fountain: "Relatively little is known of the contractor for ...

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