Marine Hill Fountain
Location: Clevedon, Somerset, England
Located next to a parking bay on Marine Hill is a memorial drinking fountain and trough. It was erected in1902 as a memorial to Edward Long-Davies by his sister.
Drinking fountain number 15 from Walter Macfarlane’s & Co.’s Saracen Foundry is a wall mounted drinking fountain with a fluted demi-lune basin. An arch faceplate bears the inscription “Keep The Pavement Dry”. The interior of the arch contains a shell lunette from which a tap protrudes. Two doves represent the symbolism of the spirit drinking from the water of life. A single drinking cup on a chain is suspended on a decorative console.
The fountain was restored by the Clevedon Civic Society in 1990.
In one of the images a plaque is visible above the drinking fountain. If a reader knows the inscription, please inform me using the Comment option.
- Console, a decorative bracket support element
- Demi-lune, half moon or crescent shape
- Lunette, the half-moon shaped space framed by an arch, often containing a window or painting
Posted on January 27, 2016, in Architecture, Cast Iron, Memorial Drinking Fountain, Saracen Foundry and tagged Clevedon Civic Society, Clevedon, Somerset, Edward Long-Davies. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.