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Latitude: 53.567 / 53°34'1"N
Longitude: -2.2938 / 2°17'37"W
OS Eastings: 380635
OS Northings: 407861
OS Grid: SD806078
Mapcode National: GBR DWF6.51
Mapcode Global: WH97X.QLWT
Entry Name: Drinking Fountain in Recreation Ground
Listing Date: 26 April 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386814
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474223
Location: Bury, BL9
Electoral Ward/Division: Redvales
Built-Up Area: Bury
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Bury, Roch Valley
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
SD 80 NW,
Drinking Fountain in Recreation Ground
Memorial fountain. 1898. Designed by J D Mould, architect, of Silver Street Chambers, Bury. Paid for by public subscription and commemorating the life of Abraham Barlow. Grey Aberdeen granite, approximately 2.5m high; a solid 3-stage pier with ball finial on a step plinth. It stands on a square foundation of four large sandstone slabs. On the north side, facing the entrance to the recreation ground: a semicircular bowl with remains of pipe and fixing for a drinking cup is set in a round-arched recess, and above it a bronze plaque with a medallion portrait of Alderman Barlow in bas relief signed F G Floyd SCS'. South side: an inscription carved in ornate capital letters in shallow relief. 'This fountain was erected by public subscription to the memory of the late Alderman A Barlow JP of Wellfield and Hampson Mills, Bury, as a testimony of the esteem in which he was held by those among whom he lived and laboured and to commemorate the gift of this Recreation Ground to the town of Bury by his son John Barlow Esq JP'. There is a small round-arched recess at the base on the east side, and remains of piping.
Listing NGR: SD8063507861
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