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Drinking fountain and canopy, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in West Bromwich, Sandwell

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Latitude: 52.5167 / 52°31'0"N

Longitude: -1.9906 / 1°59'26"W

OS Eastings: 400732

OS Northings: 290982

OS Grid: SP007909

Mapcode National: GBR 2CV.CP

Mapcode Global: VH9YV.F0ZH

Plus Code: 9C4WG285+MP

Entry Name: Drinking fountain and canopy, High Street

Listing Date: 18 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219282

ID on this website: 101077141

Location: West Bromwich, Sandwell, West Midlands, B70

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: West Bromwich Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: West Bromwich

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: West Bromwich St Philip

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/11/2020

SP 09 SW

West Bromwich
High Street
Drinking fountain and canopy

(Formerly listed as Drinking Fountain canopy, West Bromwich, DARTMOUTH PARK, SANDWELL MB)



Drinking fountain and canopy. 1885. Cast iron. Decorated round columns have foliated capitals. Each side of the upper part has a multi-cusped round arch and openwork foliage decoration. Above each arch is a circle with ropework border containing a cartouche with the figure of a stork. On one side there is an inscription instead of a stork: "In loving memory of Elizabeth Farley. This fountain was erected by her son Alderman Farley JP 1885". A dome with openwork decoration between ribs is surmounted by an eagle. Some of the column bases are inscribed: "W MACFARLANE & CO GLASGOW".


Soon after listing in 1987, permission was granted for relocating the fountain and canopy from Dartmouth Park to High Street, where for a number of years it stood beneath a glazed canopy that extended across the street from the Farley Centre. Between 2012 and 2014 the glazed canopy was removed.

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