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

Fountain

Summary

Type Fountain

     Cadw report: Sandstone structure in Gothic style with large bronze spout and red granite plaques set inside a blind chamfered arch with a dripstone and stringcourse. The arch is surmounted by a gable with roll-moulded coping, cruciform finial and buttresses; crest in quatrefoil in apex of gable. At the foot is a water trough with overflow.
     Erected in memory of Rees Goring Thomas of Plas Llannon who died in 1887.
    

Inscriptions

Red granite plaque inside arch with gilded lettering: "GIVE GOD THE PRAISE." Red granite plaque below above also with gilded lettering: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF / REES GORING THOMAS, M.A, J.P, AND D.L, / OF PLAS LLANON, THIS FOUNTAIN IS / ERECTED BY HIS FRIENDS IN FULFILMENT OF / HIS LAST WISH THAT THIS VILLAGE SHOULD / HAVE A PLENTIFUL SUPPLY OF WATER. 1889.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Sandstone 350cm high x 245cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CARMARTH006 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • None
Road Fountain Road (B4306)
Precise location 50m SE of The Greyhound Public House
A-Z ref None
OS ref SN539083
Date of design 1887-1889
Year of unveiling 1889
Unveiling details 1889
Commissioned by Friends of Rees Goring Thomas
Duty of care Carmarthenshire County Council
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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