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Jubilee Drinking Fountain

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Chart Way
Town:Horsham
Parish:Horsham
Council:Horsham District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH12
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Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Near the junction of Chart Way and North Street
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:25
Grid reference:N9
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.
Previous location:Carfax (resited to Chart Way in 1993)

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General Information

Commissioned by: Public subscription.
Installation date:1897
Unveiling date:1897
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Horsham District Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A polished granite drinking fountain and bowl surmounting a three stepped unpolished base. At the top of the fountain is a cast iron, armed post supporting a spherical glass lantern. The three water spouts are in bronze and of a floral design. There are inscriptions on the west and east faces of the fountain. The inscription on the west face (QEII) has been added with a different colour of granite.
Inscription:East face, inset lead letters:

IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE SIXTIETH YEAR
OF QUEEN VICTORIA'S REIGN
A.D. 1897

West face, raised lead letters painted black:

IN COMMEMORATION OF
THE TWENTY FIFTH YEAR
OF THE REIGN OF
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
A.D. 1977

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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Functional, Free Standing, Composite, Commemorative
Object type1:Street furniture
     Object subtype1:Lamp
Object type2:Fountain
     Object subtype1:Lamp
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Drinking fountain and bowl
     Material:Grey granite
     Height (cm):210
     Width (cm):150
     Depth (cm):150
Part 2:Octagonal stepped (3) base
     Material:Grey granite
     Height (cm):48
     Width (cm):340
     Depth (cm):340
Part 3:Lantern
     Material:Glass and metal
     Height (cm):130
     Width (cm):60
     Depth (cm):60

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Biological growth
     Condition 2: Previous treatments
     More details:Biological growth to the top and inside of the bowl. There is visible evidence of repair to the east face underneath the bowl and on the top step of the base.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     More details:The cups are missing and the glass door of the lantern also. The water fountain no longer works.
Date of on-site inspection:11/09/2007

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History

History:The fountain was removed from its original site in Carfax in 1947 as it was regarded a traffic hazard. It was stored for thirty years in a Council yard. In 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of H.M. the Queen it was retrieved, restored and placed back in Carfax. This was through money raised by The Horsham Society, The Museum Society and public subscription. Further developments road began in 1993 and the fountain was moved to its present site in 1994.

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Memorials, Monuments and Modern Memorabilia of Horsham'
     Type:Book
     Author:Salt, Dennis.
     Edition:2nd.
     Publisher:The Horsham Society.

Source 2 :
     Title:'Horsham and District in Old Photographs'
     Type:Book
     Author:Wales, Tony.
     Publisher:Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. Stroud.


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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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