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

Fountain

Summary

Type Fountain

     Centre-piece of ornamental stone fountain with one round outer basin. According to the 1953 Cadw report, there were originally two basins. Inscription also missing.
          The fountain was erected to celebrate the completion of Caernarfon Water Works and the acquiring of clean water to the town following the cholera epidemic in 1866 when around 100 townspeople died. The Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) had been invited to the official opening ceremony of the waterworks and also turned on the water supply to the fountain.

Inscriptions

Inscription now missing but Cadw report states: This fountain was opened April 25th 1888 by H.R.H. Albert Edward Prince of Wales on the occasion of the completion of the Carnarvon Waterworks. (NB Presumably this should read 1868)

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Stone 183cm high approx.

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
GWYNEDD030 AH
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
  • None
Road Pool Street
Precise location At the top of Pool Street
A-Z ref None
OS ref SH483627
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1868
Unveiling details April 25th 1868
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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