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

Fountain

Summary

Type Fountain

     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.
    

Inscriptions

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

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Grey Forest of Dean stone 457cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CERED010 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Surface spalling, crumbling
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
  • None
Road Harford Square
Precise location Situated at main intersection in centre of town
A-Z ref None
OS ref SN577481
Date of design 1862
Year of unveiling 1862
Unveiling details 1862
Commissioned by J.S. Harford
Duty of care Ceredigion County Council
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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