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Blaber Drinking Fountain

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Church Street
Town:Brighton
Parish:Brighton
Council:Brighton & Hove City Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN1
Location on Google Map
Object setting:On building
Access is:Public
Location note:Set into the wall of the northern gate of Pavilion Gardens
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:162
Grid reference:E7
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
OS Reference:TQ3104

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General Information

Commissioned by: William Blaber
Installation date:1859
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Brighton & Hove City Council
Inscription:On the face of the drinking fountain, above and surrounding the tap:

PUBLIC DRINKING FOUNTAIN
ERECTED BY
WILLIAM BLABER
1859

BORN DIED
AT BRIGHTON AT HOVE
14TH 17TH
JANUARY SEPTEMBER
1818 1903

FOR 3 YEARS DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, & FOR 15 YEARS
CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE BRIGHTON,
HOVE & PRESTON WATERWORKS COMPANY, TILL ITS
PURCHASE BY THE CORPORATION IN 1872.

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Classification

Categories:Commemorative, Architectural, Functional
Object type1:Fountain
     Object subtype1:Drinking Fountain
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Whole fountain
     Material:Red granite
     Height (cm):100
     Width (cm):62
     Depth (cm):45

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     More details:Cup and chain missing. Non functioning.
Condition 2 of type:Vandalism
     Condition 1: Surface damage
     More details:Stickers attached to the upper part of the fountain.
Date of on-site inspection:05/07/2008

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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