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

Bentinck Memorial Fountain

Summary

Type Fountain

     Large, possibly sandstone drinking fountain with a bronze plaque on the front. Above is an elaborate urn. The base (now dry) would have originally filled with water. To the right as the viewer looks is a ring with a corner shelf: to hold a chained drinking cup (now missing).
         

Inscriptions

Three sides of the memorial have single words in large capitals: (to the left as the viewer faces) TRUTH; (right) COURAGE; (rear) ZEAL. Main inscription: 'TO THE MEMORY OF / LORD GEORGE BENTINCK / M.P. FOR KING'S LYNN / THIRD SON OF THE / FOURTH DUKE OF PORTLAND / WHO DIED SUDDENLY NEAR THIS SPOT / ON THE 21ST SEPTEMBER 1848 / IN HIS 47TH YEAR. / THIS MONUMENT IS RAISED / BY HIS KINSMAN WILLIAM ARTHUR / SIXTH DUKE OF PORTLAND K.G. / A.D. 1912 / "BORN A NATURAL LEADER OF THE / PEOPLE HE WAS EQUAL TO THE POST / FREE FROM PREJUDICES HIS LARGE / MIND SYMPATHISED WITH ALL CLASSES / OF THE REALM HIS COURAGE AND HIS / CONSTANCY WERE NEVER SURPASSED / BY MAN HE VALUED LIFE ONLY AS A / MEANS OF FULFILLING DUTY" / DISRAELI

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Hodge, None Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Central part Stone w 115 x d 106
Plaque Bronze h 160 x w 60
Basin Stone projects 140

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
SB0018 NM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • None
Road Carburton Rd
Precise location Near Bentinck Lodge
A-Z ref 60 C3
OS ref SK583720
Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.1912
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by William Arthur, 6th Duke of Portland
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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