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

Fountain

Summary

Type Fountain

     Cast-iron fountain on circular stone base.Children, dolphins, ball finial and circular bowl painted white. Base, stem and plinths painted green. Cadw report: Broad circular bowl with ribbed detail. Stem entwined with four fish with brackets and ball finial to the top. Brackets have hooks for hanging water pales. To the north and south, set on projecting plinths are figures of children with upturned ewers.
     Cadw report: Erected in 1893 following a decision by Monmouthshire County Council to erect fountains at a cost of £5 to £7. Because of additional funds being available locally St Arvans was able to afford a much grander public fountain costing £30. The Sun Foundry, Glasgow, provided the decorative work, the mechanical element came from The Iron Stores Company, Chepstow, and the local council built the stone base.
    

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Sun Foundry, Glasgow, None Foundry
The Iron Stores Company, Chepstow, None Foundry

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Cast-iron and stone 250cm high x 80 cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
MONMOUTH002 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road A466
Precise location West side of road junction between A466, Devauden Road and Fordwich Close
A-Z ref None
OS ref ST518964
Date of design 1893
Year of unveiling 1893
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Monmouthshire County Council
Duty of care Monmouthshire County Council
Listing status II
At risk? Not at risk

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