Ashby-Fenwick Memorial Fountain
Four sided vase shaped abstract sculpture possibly acting as a base for a piece of statuary since removed. Four stone basins sit at each side of the sculpture at the foot and the whole rests on a stone rectangular base.
Originally sculplture - classical water carrier by Mr Fritz Roselieb gold medallist of the Royal Academy and of the London and City Guilds and designer of the Wilfred Lawson Memorial at Cockermouth (1)
Harold Pollard Ashby 1809-1892
Artist. Exhibited at Royal Academy 1835-65; Royal Academy of Arts. Lived Wandlebank 1837-84 and Mill cottage (later All Saints Vicarage) 1892. Father in law of Robert Bloomfield Fenwick
Wimbledon Local board 1860-90
Robert Bloomfield Fenwick
His name is carved on the wooden screen in All Saints Church (2)
Attached to Bank of England , but from 1874 manager of Pelton Colliery, Durham. He was director of the East London Water Works Company and of the Mitcham and Wimbledon Gas company (1)
On north side of sculpture:
Harry Pollard Ashby Born 1809/Lived at Wandle Park 1857 -1881/Died 1892 Wandle Cottage/now All Saints Vicarage/ He was a fellow worker with John Constable/ a member of Wimbledon Local Board 1860 - 1890/ the first advocate of open spaces for recreation in this town/As an earnest churchman he took an active part in the formation of All Saints Parish.
Same side, below main inscription:
Private subscription/ memory Henry Pollard Ashby/ and his son in law/Robert Bloomfield Fenwick/ who spared no effort to improve the condition of those amongst whom they dwelt.
On East side of sculpture beneath a stone oval medallion:
On South side of sculpture:
Robert Bloomfield Fenwick/born 1835 at Monart Rectory Co. Wexford/Lived at Wandle Park 1867 - 1895/died at Great Bardfield Essex 1897/
He was an alderman of Surrey County Council 1889 - 1895 and a justice of the peace/through his influence and generosity All Saints Parish was founded and his church erected/ he built and endowed the Hubert Road Institute
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