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Cattle Trough (At Junction of West Carriage Drive with Serpentine)

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5066 / 51°30'23"N

Longitude: -0.1708 / 0°10'14"W

OS Eastings: 527046

OS Northings: 180212

OS Grid: TQ270802

Mapcode National: GBR 5G.V3

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.0D1D

Plus Code: 9C3XGR4H+JM

Entry Name: Cattle Trough (At Junction of West Carriage Drive with Serpentine)

Listing Date: 23 July 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277827

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430322

ID on this website: 101277827

Location: Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London, W2

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

Tagged with: Manger

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77/8 Cattle Trough (At Junction of West
Carriage Drive with Serpentine)


Cattle trough. Late C19. Provided by and inscribed "Metropolitan Drinking Fountain
and Cattle Trough Association." Grey granite trough supported on rectangular blocks
with waste water tray beneath. Shaped head and cistern at one end. Founded in 1859
the Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association (Cattle Trough 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 contaminated. Cattle driven to
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: TQ2704680212

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