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Drinking fountain

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:The Droveway
Town:Hove
Parish:Hove
Council:Brighton & Hove City Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN3
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Object setting:On building
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Set into the wall of The British Engineerium (Goldstone Pumping Station)
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:131
Grid reference:K3
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: Goldstone Pumping Station.
Construction period:c.1866-c.1875
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Brighton & Hove City Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Description:Arched head recess on south wall of the Engineerium with marble fluted basin and back. There is a lily motif above the now missing tap. Above the fountain is an inset lead inscription.
Inscription:Inset lead letters above the fountain:

COMMIT NO NUISANCE

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Classification

Categories:Functional
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:White granite
     Height (cm):185
     Width (cm):60
     Depth (cm):30
Part 2:Alcove
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):250
     Width (cm):190
     Depth (cm):30

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Fair
Risk assessment:At risk
Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     Condition 2: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:Cracks to surrounding arch. Crack to marble underneath bowl. Tap and spout missing. Several of the lead inset letters of the inscription are broken or missing.
Condition 2 of type:Vandalism
     Condition 1: Graffiti
     More details:Sprayed black paint just above lily motif.
Date of on-site inspection:19/06/2008

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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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