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

Adamson Memorial Drinking Fountain

Summary

Type Fountain

     An octagonal memorial fountain consisting of a soft white marble spire rising from an octagonal trough. Iron lion-head spouts are located on two sides, whilst two others are missing. The spire is carved with raised lettering BJHA and a faded latin inscription, and is also decorated with dolphins, shell and foliate reliefs, all much worn.
     The memorial's installation is mentioned in the 'Monthly Chronicle', with no further information as to its circumstances beyond the details given on the inscription. (1)
    

Inscriptions

Raised black lettering on white marble panel on side of base: ERECTED BY A FEW / FRIENDS IN MEMORY OF / BRYAN JOHN HUTHWAITE / ADAMSON LIEUT. R.N. / COMMANDING H.M.S. WASP / WHICH SAILED FROM SINGA / PORE SEP.10-1887 AND WAS / NEVER HEARD OF AFTER / THE SITE WAS GIVEN FOR / THIS MEMORIAL BY HIS / GRACE THE DUKE OF / NORTHUMBERLAND 1888

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Not known, None Designer

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Base and trough Stone, marble panels 93cm high x 140cm diameter
Spire Marble 195cm high x 78cm diameter

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
TWNT13 NE
General condition Poor
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
Road Beverley Terrace
Precise location Sea front pavement, near Marine Laboratory
A-Z ref 23 4E
OS ref None

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

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1888
Unveiling details Installed 1888
Commissioned by Public subscription
Duty of care North Tyneside District Council
Listing status II
At risk? At Risk

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