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Drummond drinking fountain and cattle trough

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:High Street
Town:Steyning
Parish:Steyning
Council:Horsham District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:BN44
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Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Next to the Springwells Hotel
Page:130
Grid reference:A3
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
Construction period:c 1900
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Steyning Parish Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Description:A large cattle trough and stone drinking fountain of the London type. at the roadside. The trough is filled with plants.
Inscription:Carved into the stone on north east side of trough:

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

Carved into the stone on south west side of trough:

METROPOLITAN DRINKING FOUNTAIN
& CATTLE TROUGH ASSOCIATION
10 VICTORIA STREET
LONDON S.W.

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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Functional, Free Standing, Commemorative
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:Whole structure
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):120
     Width (cm):310
     Depth (cm):66

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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:Top of tap missing above the bowl.
Date of on-site inspection:11/12/2007

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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)

See also Horsham trough.

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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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