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St Pancras fountain St Pancras fountain

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

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 him 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 rockery-type rocks, a charming country-girl statue and, in modern times, no water.

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St Pancras fountain

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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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St Pancras fountain

Information Created by

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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