National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009



Type Fountain

     Polished granite fountain on oval-shaped stone base. Drum pedestal surmounted by large bowl with design incised under rim. Shaft of fountain set in bowl, one side with inscription panel, one side panel is missing. Celtic motif to upper part of shaft.
     The fountain was presented to the town of Carmarthen by Timothy Davies in 1900. It was renovated (?early 1990's) by Mr. Anthony Kleinberg of Abbey Foundry, Cross Hands at the instigation of Carmarthen Civic Society. Financial assistance was provided by the Prince of Wales' Committee, Carmarthen District Council and Carmarthen Town Council.
     Timothy Davies (1857-1951) was born at Pantyfedwen, Llanpumpsaint where he received his early education. He was apprenticed into the textile trade in Liverpool, eventually founding his own business in Fulham, London, in 1885. He became Mayor of Fulham, a member of London County Council, Liberal Member of Parliament from 1906 to 1920, a Justice of the Peace, and an Income Tax Commissioner.


Incised in side panel and painted gold: CYFLWYNWYD / I DREF / CAERFYRDDIN / GAN / TIMOTHY DAVIES YSW. / O.C. 1900. WALHAM GREEN

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Stone/Polished granite 285cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
  • None
Road Carmarthen Park
Precise location Near main park gates
A-Z ref None
OS ref SN415206
Date of design 1899-1900
Year of unveiling 1900
Unveiling details 1900
Commissioned by Timothy Davies
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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