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

Uppingham Jubilee Memorial Drinking Fountain

Summary

Type Fountain

     Gothic-style drinking fountain of hexagonal plan surmounted by a canopy and lantern. The vertical faces of the fountain are framed by colonettes with foliated capitals and, between the capitals, a dog-tooth frieze. The front face, beneath the canopy inscription, bears the Royal Crest. The two adjacent faces and that at the rear contain small basins.
         

Inscriptions

- on front (N) facet of hexagonal canopy: THIS MONUMENT / IS ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF / UPPINGHAM / IN LOVING AND LOYAL / COMMEMORATION / OF THE FIFTIETH YEAR OF THE / REIGN OF HER / MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY / VICTORIA / JUNE 1887 / LONG LIVE THE QUEEN

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Rossiter, Charles Designer

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Fountain stone h. 457 cm (est)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
RU005TC EM
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Accretions
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
  • None
Road Market Place
Precise location In the centre of Market Place (noe a car parking area)
A-Z ref 25 C6 (1)
OS ref SP866996
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1887
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? Not at risk

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