Stoke and Wexham Fountain

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Reference WMO222446

Address:

Wexham Street

Wexham Street

Slough

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Drinking fountain
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: An octagonal pavilion with its roof supported by eight pillars. Standing upon a tiled floor is a water pump, and on the inside of one wall is a drinking fountain. On the outside of that wall is a water trough for horses. It is a neo-classical octagonal pavilion with eight Greek Doric columns supporting the entablature. The frieze is decorated with tryglyphs and there is a deep overhanging cornice. Four of the columns are free standing with the other four engaged with low walls occupying the three western sides of the memorial. The higher, westernmost, wall incorporates a rectangular horse trough on the exterior and an arched drinking fountain with a basin on the interior. The clay-tiled roof has a stone ball finial. Inside the pavilion is a (now incomplete) cast-iron flywheel and crank water pump, probably by Joseph Evans of Wolverhampton. This stands on a clay tile and stone slab floor. It was restored in 1995 for the 50th anniversary of the end of WW2
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Original Tablet-IN MEMORY OF/THE MEN OF/STOKE & WEXHAM/WHO FELL IN THE/GREAT WAR 1914-1918/ERECTED BY/SIR BERNARD OPPENHEIMER BART Additional Tablet-THIS MEMORIAL.WAS RESTORED BY/WEXHAM PARISH COUNCIL/FEB 95 THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY/OF THE END/OF THE END OF THE 1939-45 WAR

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Grade II (England)

1445295

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