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Drummond Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:North Street
Town:Horsham
Parish:Horsham
Council:Horsham District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH12
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Outside building
Access is:Public
Location note:Outside New Park House
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:26
Grid reference:A9
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.

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General Information

Commissioned by: Captain R.B. Drummond
Work is:Extant
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A large drinking trough and fountain on a grassed area. The trough is filled with plants.
Inscription:N.W face, carved letters:

IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN DRUMMOND M.V.O.
AND HIS DAUGHTER EVIE
FRIENDS TO ANIMALS

S.E. face, large carved letters:

METROPOLITAN DRINKING FOUNTAIN
& CATTLE TROUGH ASSOCIATION

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Fountain and trough
     Material:None
     Height (cm):120
     Width (cm):290
     Depth (cm):67

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     Condition 2: Biological growth
     Condition 3: Previous treatments
     More details:The inscriptions on both sides are badly weather-worn. Evidence of previous repairs on all sides.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     More details:The water fountain no longer works.
Date of on-site inspection:11/09/2007

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History

History:Captain R B Drummond MVO was Chief Constable of Horsham, between September 1879 and July 1912 - from 11th April 1889 in the Barttelott Road Horsham Police Station which was the West Sussex Headquarters. The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough Association was set up in 1859 by Samuel Gurney M.P. He was thought to be inspired by public comment on the state of the Thames and the lack of drinking water available. Originally known as the Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association it only began to cater for animals in the years that followed. In 1867 'cattle troughs' had been added to the name and it had 140 fountains and 153 cattle troughs. These were mainly in the London area although projects as far north as Dundee are still in evidence. The association also carries out work overseas and to this date has created 40 wells.
(http://www.hiddenhorsham.co.uk/40/40.htm)

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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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