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Obelisk Memorial Drinking Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Bounds Green, London

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Latitude: 51.6009 / 51°36'3"N

Longitude: -0.1162 / 0°6'58"W

OS Eastings: 530562

OS Northings: 190800

OS Grid: TQ305908

Mapcode National: GBR FL.Z7V

Mapcode Global: VHGQL.X1X2

Plus Code: 9C3XJV2M+9G

Entry Name: Obelisk Memorial Drinking Fountain

Listing Date: 18 February 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1359592

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488455

ID on this website: 101359592

Location: Trinity Gardens, Wood Green, Haringey, London, N22

County: London

District: Haringey

Electoral Ward/Division: Bounds Green

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Haringey

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Michael Wood Green

Church of England Diocese: London

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18-FEB-02 Obelisk Memorial drinking fountain


Memorial drinking fountain. Circa 1880. Grey granite. Tapering tall obelisk with pyramidal terminal on two stepped intermediate base, standing on a square pedestal with inscribed sides sporting semi-circular basins, cornice, cavetto moulding above torus and base; two stage octagonal base with shallow steps below each of the basins. Main inscription on east face reads 'Erected in affectionate remembrance of Mrs Catherine Smithies of Earlham Grove, Wood Green, Founder of the Band of Mercy Movement, and presented by her family and friends for the use of the public'. Inscription on north face: 'Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again, but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst. John IV, 13-14'. Inscription on west face reads: 'Add to temperance - godliness. II Peter I, 6'. Inscription on south face reads God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. John III, 16'. A handsome and example of this practical type of religious memorial.

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