Cadw report: 'A squat obelisk on big panelled pedestal base with iron spigots on each side. Spigots are mounted on wrought-iron cruciform supports and have brass fox-mask mouths. Obelisk has raised shield each side, one to front depicts carved Harford Arms. Semi circular basin in front of each face, the whole mounted on stone platform with corner blocks and two steps up each side.' Fountain was restored in 1990.
Commissioned by J.S. Harford of Peterwell and Blaise Castle in 1862.
Incised on front of obelisk below raised shield: THIS FOUNTAIN / IS PRESENTED TO THE TOWN / OF LAMPETER BY / JOHN S HARFORD ESQRE / OF PETERWELL / AND BLAISE CASTLE GLOUCESTERSHIRE / IN TOKEN OF HIS INTEREST / IN THE HEALTH AND COMFORT . OF ITS INHABITANTS - A.D. 1862.-
Incised on rear of obelisk below raised shield: "WHOSOEVER / DRINKETH OF THIS WATER / SHALL THIRST AGAIN / BUT WHOSOEVER DRINKETH / OF THE WATER THAT / I SHALL GIVE HIM / SHALL NEVER THIRST" / ST. JOHN 4 13 14
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