Cornhill Fountain

LocationOn the north side of Cornhill at the south-end of Royal Exchange Buildings.
InscriptionTO COMMEMORATE THE JVBILEE OF
THE METROPOLITAN DRINKING FOUNTAIN AND CATTLE TROUGH ASSOCIATION
THIS FOUNTAIN WAS PRESENTED BY THE ASSOCIATION TO THE CORPORATION
OF THE CITY OF LONDON
AND REPLACES ONE ERECTED IN 1859 BY SAMUEL GURNEY ESQ. M.P.
InscriptionTHIS FOUNTAIN WAS UNVEILED BY
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR T. VEZEY STRONG
LORD MAYOR OF LONDON
MAY 3RD 1911
InscriptionCONSIGNED TO THE CARE OF THE
STREETS COMMITTEE OF THE CORPORATION OF LONDON
(JOSIAH GUNTON ESQ. F.R.I.B.A. CHAIRMAN)
MAY 3RD 1911
InscriptionMETROPOLITAN DRINKING FOUNTAIN AND CATTLE TROVGH ASSOCIATION
1859 1909
CHAIRMAN CHAIRMAN
SAMVEL GVRNEY ESQ. M.P. MAJ. GENL LORD CHEYLESMORE K.C.V.O
MDFCTA number1854
Type and sizeSpecial design drinking fountain 50th Anniversary. Polished granite and bronze.
Original locationIn front of the Royal Exchange, City of London
Date erected2 June 1911
CommentsErected at a cost of 1000.0.0 to commemorate the Jubilee of the association. Extra expenses 199.10.0. The bronze figure was stolen 11th February 1989. A replacement figure was sculpted by Stephen Melton and unveiled by Lord Mayor November 1993 cost 25,000.00.