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BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN WESTERN INTERNATIONAL MARKET

List Entry Summary

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

Name: BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN WESTERN INTERNATIONAL MARKET

List entry Number: 1096071

Location

BRENTFORD FOUNTAIN WESTERN INTERNATIONAL MARKET, HAYES ROAD

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Hounslow

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Apr-2003

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 490037

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787/0/10164 HAYES ROAD 29-APR-03 Southall Brentford Fountain, Western Internatio nal 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 nice 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.

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TQ 10830 78667

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