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Former Drinking Fountain canopy in rose garden of Victoria Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Canton, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4835 / 51°29'0"N

Longitude: -3.2183 / 3°13'6"W

OS Eastings: 315496

OS Northings: 176762

OS Grid: ST154767

Mapcode National: GBR K7L.B5

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.5ZG4

Plus Code: 9C3RFQMJ+9M

Entry Name: Former Drinking Fountain canopy in rose garden of Victoria Park

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 8 November 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13817

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: In the centre of the circular rose garden at the south end of Victoria Park.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Canton (Treganna)

Community: Canton

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Early C20, probably 1908. This pattern was manufactured by Macfarlanes of Glasgow. The fountain was in working order with the canopy freshly painted when listed in 1975, but the canopy has been refurbished without the drinking fountain, probably in the 1990s when it was resited in the centre of the flower garden from its original position by the lake.


Complexly detailed cast iron canopy originally over a drinking fountain. Octagonal canopy supported on slender cast iron columns with enriched caps, arches, spandrels, medallions containing relief birds, and with other birds above. The whole is covered by a small, decoratively pierced dome topped by a spike finial. Inscription reads 'In Memoriam Lewin L Samuel. Aged 39 years. Died 1893. Presented to the City of Cardiff in the year 1908 by his brothers in affectionate rememberance'. This drinking fountain canopy is to the same pattern as the canopy over the fountain in Bute Place, Butetown.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine piece of Victorian cast iron design and manufacture.

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