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

Alderman Proctor's drinking fountain

Summary

Type Fountain

         

Inscriptions

On an inset stone panel on the north side of the fountain in lead gothic capital letters: ERECTED BY THOMAS PROCTOR, OF BRISTOL, TO/ RECORD THE GIFT OF CERTAIN RIGHTS OVER CLIFTON DOWN/MADE TO THE CITIZENS BY THE SOCIETY OF MERCHANT VENTURERS/UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE CLIFTON AND DURDHAM DOWNS ACTS/OF PARLIAMENT 1861 WHEREBY THE ENJOYMENT OF THESE DOWNS/IS PRESERVED TO THE CITIZENS OF BRISTOL FOREVER/ On a bronze plaque in raised roman lettering in capitals and upper and lower case - each line centred: CITY OF BRISTOL . SOCIETY OF MERCHANT VENTURERS . COUNTY OF AVON/Resting and refurbishment/of/ALDERMAN PROCOTOR'S DRINKING FOUNTAIN/To commemorate its re-opening/by/THE Rt.Hon.THE LORD MAYOR OF BRISTOL/COUNCILLOR C.D.M.B.ALDERSON/ and/THE CHAIRMAN OF AVON COUNTY COUNCIL/COUNCILLOR W.FOWLER/ 1st May 1988/ENGINEER FOR THE WORKS N.W.LEE B.Sc.C.ENG.FICE COUNTY ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR/CONTRACTOR H.MEALING AND SON/

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Godwin, George and Henry Architect

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Main structure Box limestone None
Part of voussoirs Mansfield stone None
Columns Rouge Royal marble None
Steps Pennant stone None
Button Brass None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
BR21 BL
General condition Good
Surface condition
Structural condition
Vandalism
Road Clifton Down
Precise location On a triangle of the Down between Clifton Down and Bridge Valley Road
A-Z ref 64 B 2
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1872
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Alderman Thomas Proctor of Bristol
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? Not at risk

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