Fountain consisting of two tiered circular stone column with two basins, a smaller one at the top of the column quatrefoil in shape and a second one, larger, halfway down, also quatrefoil. Column is decorated with female faces and vegetal forms carved into the surface. The column stands in an octagonal stone basin from which four iron water spouts in the form of an animal/bird heads project from the sides (I missing). Octagonal basin sits within larger circular basin resting on ground. Elaborate iron framework extends from lowest circular basin. Composed of four columns, tightly packed at base, opening out into three shafts and curving inwards at the top to form intersecting arches, supporting a circular frame suspended over the fountain. (see inscription) Columns are decorated with various linear and vegetal forms and four lanterns suspended at the top outer edges level with and connected to the circular frame by brackets on which sit four small dragons with wings and lolling tongues.
Celebrates and commemorates work of local RSPCA branch. Originally called the 'Cattle Fountain'.
Around edge of circular iron frame above fountain, picked out in gold:
ERECTED BY THE RICHMOND/BRANCH OF THE ROYAL/SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION/OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
On small bronze plaque on side of octagonal basin:
THE PLAYING OF THIS FOUNTAIN WAS RESUMED TO MARK THE CORONATION OF THEIR MAJESTIES KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH ON THE 12TH MAY 1937
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