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Drinking Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Meifod, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7483 / 52°44'54"N

Longitude: -3.2189 / 3°13'7"W

OS Eastings: 317823

OS Northings: 317444

OS Grid: SJ178174

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.ZYDF

Mapcode Global: WH798.J5FW

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15960

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Located on the grass verge opposite the Lych Gate of Christ Church parish church.

County: Powys

Community: Meifod

Community: Meifod

Locality: Bwlch-y-Cibau

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Exterior

Public drinking fountain, c.1895. Ashlar limestone, in the form of a wall with offsetting ends rising to gabled copings, the central section of which rises a further course and similarly coped but adorned with a triangular gablet. At the centre a 2-centred chamfered arched recess containing the water source piped through from the back, running into a cantilevered semi-circular bowl finely decorated with fin-de-si_cle leaves, and an inscription around the rim reading INòREMEMBRANCEò MAE---R WILLIAMSòBRYNGWYN. A panel over the arch is ambiguously inscribed WHOSOEVER DRINKETH:OF:THIS: / WATER:SHALL:THIRST:AGAIN: / BUT:WHOSOEVER:DRINKETH:THE: / WATER:THAT:I:SHALL:GIVE:HIM / SHALL:NEVER:THIRST.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a handsome public monument, of group value with the lych-gate and Christ Church parish church.

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