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Memorial Horse Trough Opposite Albert Gate Entrance

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5031 / 51°30'11"N

Longitude: -0.1586 / 0°9'30"W

OS Eastings: 527905

OS Northings: 179848

OS Grid: TQ279798

Mapcode National: GBR 8H.LC

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.6HJ2

Plus Code: 9C3XGR3R+6H

Entry Name: Memorial Horse Trough Opposite Albert Gate Entrance

Listing Date: 23 July 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248615

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430323

ID on this website: 101248615

Location: Hyde Park, Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, London, SW1X

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Knightsbridge and Belgravia

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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87/53 Memorial Horse Trough opposite
Albert Gate Entrance


Memorial horse trough. 1892, donated by J H Buxton through the Metropolitan Free
Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough Association. Grey granite double trough supported
blocks with spur stones at either end; waste water tray beneath. Cistern at one
end. Formerly located at Blackfriars Bridge, the trough was moved to the present
site 1985 as a memorial to horses killed in the IRA terrorist bombing of the
Household Cavalry a year earlier. The south end carries a cast iron memorial
plaque. Founded in 1859 The Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association (Cattle
rough added 1867) provided free fresh water to many humans and beasts at a time
when ale and spirits were easier to obtain than water and most supplies contamina-
ted. Cattle driven to the metropolitan markets and, by 1885, over 50,000 working
horses in London were spared the frequent risk of death from dehydration by the
provision of troughs.

Listing NGR: TQ2790579848

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