BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN, WESTERN INTERNATIONAL MARKET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1096071
Date first listed:
29-Apr-2003
Statutory Address:
BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN, WESTERN INTERNATIONAL MARKET, HAYES ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN, WESTERN INTERNATIONAL MARKET, HAYES ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Hounslow (London Borough)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ1068478845

Details



787/0/10164 29-APR-03

HAYES ROAD Southall Brentford Fountain, Western International Market

II

Drinking Fountain. 1877. Grey granite, cast iron railings and lamp standards. It takes the form of an octagonal spire standing on a tall middle section, square in plan, with a cornice and a gabled niche to each side, within which is a trefoil-headed panel with a shell motif to the top. Projecting bowls to each side. Engaged columns to each corner. This stands on a tall base with steps to east and west, and lamp standards to each corner: these are inscribed GEO SMITH & Co SUN FOUNDRY GLASGOW. Decorative Gothic Revival railings run along the north and south sides between posts, with quatrefoil bosses to the centres of X-framed panels. The east niche bears the original inscription which reads: 'The gift of Mrs Wheeler / the widow of / SAMUEL WHEELER Esq / formerly of / Barrow Hills Chertsey Surrey / and / Brunswick Terrace Brighton / 1877 / erected by the / Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough / Association. Within the west niche is a bronze plaque erected by the London Borough of Hounslow commemorating the opening of the Western International Market here in 1974. HISTORY: the fountain originally stood a short distance to the north-west of Kew Bridge, within Brentford Market. It was unveiled by HRH Princess Mary, Duchess of Teck, in July 1877. The fountain had been offered to the Metropolitan Board of Works for erection in central London along the Embankment, but the MBW declined; the donor was pleased to agree to the location at Kew Bridge, where it remained even after the Brentford Market was relocated to ease traffic congestion. It was legally adopted by the Brentford UDC in 1899. The fountain arrived at its present location in June 1974; the horse troughs formerly attached to the north and south sides were discarded in the process. Despite having been relocated, the fountain is a largely intact and unusually handsome example of the type. It formerly stood as a prominent Brentford landmark until its translation to Southall. SOURCES: Middlesex Chronicle, 28 July 1877; James Marshall, 'History of the Great West Road' (1995), 12.

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
490037
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Marshall, J, History of the Great West Road, (1995), 12
'Middlesex Chronicle' in 28 July, (1877)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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