Bentinck Memorial 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).
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
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