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Latitude: 50.9039 / 50°54'13"N
Longitude: -1.4019 / 1°24'6"W
OS Eastings: 442149
OS Northings: 111771
OS Grid: SU421117
Mapcode National: GBR RQY.XN
Mapcode Global: FRA 76YQ.9N1
Entry Name: Drinking Fountain
Listing Date: 8 October 1981
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1178903
English Heritage Legacy ID: 135849
Location: Southampton, SO14
County: City of Southampton
Electoral Ward/Division: Bargate
Built-Up Area: Southampton
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Southampton City Centre St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Winchester
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 20/12/2012
SU 4211 4/155
Dated 1859 with granite inscription. Built of stone. Tapering square pillar of small blocks of rusticated ashlar with cornice, pediments on all 4 sides, the whole surmounted by ball finial. Stone seats at base on all 4 sides. Two iron lions' head masks. Presented by the Victorian Philanthropst Charles Pierre Melly (1829-1888). Melly erected the first free public drinking fountains in England in Liverpool in 1854. The idea was subsequently copied in towns and cities throughout the country, and in Scotland and Ireland. London's first fountain was not erected until five years later in 1859. He was also a promoter of physical fitness and the early Olympic movement in Britain.
Listing NGR: SU4255313582
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