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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
Entry Name: Former Drinking Fountain canopy in rose garden of Victoria Park
Listing Date: 19 May 1975
Last Amended: 8 November 2001
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.
Community: Canton (Treganna)
Built-Up Area: Cardiff
Traditional County: Glamorgan
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.
Included as a fine piece of Victorian cast iron design and manufacture.
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