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Osborn drinking fountain

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:West Street
Town:Bognor Regis
Parish:Bognor Regis
Council:Arun District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO21
Location on Google Map
Object setting:On building
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Set into the wall at the side of the Methodist Church
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:181
Grid reference:L1
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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Makers

Company/Group :Tagnon, Gray's Inn Road, London
     Role:Builder

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General Information

Construction period:1886
Installation date:1886
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Bognor Regis Town Council
Description:White marble drinking fountain set into a brick wall. Arched central panel with commemorative inscription and pictorial relief of lilies. Scrolls to each side of the central panel. White marble bowl underneath central panel.
Signatures:Signature to bottom right, at the side of the bowl:
TAGNON
GRAY’S INN RD.
LONDON
Inscription:Inscription underneath floral motif:

ERECTED
BY THE FRIENDLEY SOCIETIES
OF BOGNOR
TO THEIR LATE DOCTOR
CHARLES OSBORN ESQ. M.D.
1886

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Classification

Categories:Functional, Commemorative, Roadside / Wayside
Object type1:Fountain
     Object subtype1:Drinking Fountain
Subject type1:Pictorial

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Object Parts

Part 1:Fountain
     Material:White marble
     Height (cm):108
     Width (cm):78
     Depth (cm):40

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Replaced parts
     More details:Original tap has been replaced with a modern one but fountain is no longer functioning.
Date of on-site inspection:29/05/2008

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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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