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Drinking Fountain in Recreation Ground

A Grade II Listed Building in Redvales, Bury

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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

Plus Code: 9C5VHP84+RF

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain in Recreation Ground

Listing Date: 26 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386814

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474223

Location: Redvales, Bury, BL9

County: Bury

Electoral Ward/Division: Redvales

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

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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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