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

New Malden Roundabout Fountain and Lamp

Summary

     Street light and fountain with 3 iron lamps hanging from a decorative iron framework at the top of a tall fluted column with a corinthian capital. Mounted on a rectangular base fitted with a lion's head on each side from which water is meant to pour from the spouts held in their mouths into a broad shallow circular basin. Larger basin below at ground level filled with water (rain). Fountain not working.
     Replacement for the original (single) lamp and fountain intended for both man and animal erected in 1894 by the Band of Mercy which was destroyed in a traffic accident in 1932. A new traffic roundabout was built in 1955 and New Malden Rotary Club offered to donate a new fountain in 1977. Replacement was finally installed in 1982 after many delays by Adrian Marchant of New Malden and cost £4362.
    

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Marchant, Adrian Not Known

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Street lamp & column Fibreglass (painted cream) and iron (painted black) 25' (h) x 4' (diameter)
Basin (upper) Fibreglass (painted cream) 30 cms (h) x 6' (diameter) approx.
Basin (lower) Fibreglass (painted cream) 36 cms (h) x 12' diameter

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
KT20 SWL
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Surface spalling, crumbling
  • Metallic staining
  • Other
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
  • Replaced parts
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Junction of Malden, Kingston and Burlington Roads
Precise location Centre of roundabout.
A-Z ref p. 22, B1
OS ref None

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Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.19811982
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Rotary Club
Duty of care RBK?
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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