Designed and manufactured by Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd. this late 19th century design was advertised as Kennedy’s patent, self-closing, anti-freezing pillar fountain. It consists of a fluted cast iron cylindrical column with moulded domed cap and small finial resembling a pineapple.
Water was drawn from a well by a wind pump and delivered by gravity from a reservoir. The water which was released by turning a decorative knob was located directly above a lion mascaron spout. It was captured in a tin cup suspended on a chain from the domed top. A small demi-lune trough at ground level captured overflow water for the use of dogs. Some models used a lever on the side to release the water and had an integral bucket platform located just above the base of the column.
Clifton-on-Teme, Hereford & Worcester, England. Manufacturer’s stamp on the base, Glenfield Coy Ltd.
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. The instruction, Turn the Handle is redundant as the handle is missing. A legend beneath the lion mascaron states, Waste Not Want Not.
Ticknall, South Derbyshire, England. Located east of Hayes Farmhouse. It was erected 1914 at the behest of Sir Vauncey Harpur-Crewe of Calke Abbey. Bucket platform & lever are visible.
Washinborough, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. Located on the High Street this model contains an integral bucket platform. The manufacturer’s stamp is located beneath the lion mascaron, Glenfield & Kennedy Co. Kilmarnock.
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. Manufacturer’s name is visible on the rear.
Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scotland. Currently located at Ednam House Hotel.
Kilmun, Argyll & Bute, Scotland. Located within the church graveyard it is a unique example with the original cup and chain. A spigot projects from the lion’s mouth.
Midlem, Scottish Borders, Scotland.
Peebles, Scottish Borders, Scotland.
Stirling, Scotland. Dog trough at base. The manufacturer’s name is located on the column within the trough.
Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland. This model contains an integral bucket platform and a modern tap.
Moniaive, Dumfries& Galloway, Scotland. Located at the base of steps leading to a gated entrance to Glencairn Church Graveyard. Painted white with a lever on the side.
Killala, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Located at Seaview Terrace, the manufacturer’s stamp is visible beneath the lion mascaron, Glenfield & Kennedy Co. Kilmarnock
- Demi-lune, half moon or crescent shape
- Finial, a sculptured ornament fixed to the top of a peak, arch, gable or similar structure
- Fluted, a long rounded groove
- Mascaron, a decorative element in the form of a sculpted face or head of a human being or an animal