|Location||West side of Wimbedon Parkside on the edge of the common.|
|Inscription||THE GIFT OF ROBT HANBURY ESQ M.P.|
THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS A
FOUNTAIN OF LIFE
|Inscription||WITH THEE IS THE FOUNTAIN|
OF LIFE. IN THY LIGHT SHALL
WE SEE LIGHT.
M.D. FOUNTAINS ASSOCIATION
|Inscription||I WILL GIVE UNTO HIM THAT IS|
ATHIRST OF THE FOUNTAIN OF THE
WATER OF LIFE FREELY.
|Inscription||JESUS SAID WHOSOEVER DRINKETH OF|
THIS WATER SHALL THIRST AGAIN
BUT WHOSOEVER DRINKETH OF THE WATER
THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM SHALL NEVER THIRST.
|Type and size||Fountain and dog trough, granite and iron|
|Original location||Wimbledon. The Common Road south-east corner heading to Putney. (originally on The Strand opposite Somerset House)|
|Date erected||1 March 1904|
|Comments||The association paid £250.0.0. This fountain was the gift of Mr. R.Hanbury M.P. and was originally (June 1860) located on The Strand by Somerset House. It was moved to the south-east corner of Wimbledon Common on 1-March-1904. Although this fountain was moved from one district to another it was not re-allocated a new MDFCTA number. Robert Hanbury (1845-1903) was MP for Tamworth and later for Preston, 1885-1903. In the 1890s he lived at Sidney Lodge, Parkside. The fountain is adjacent to this cattle trough. A photo of the fountain and trough in their original location, in the Strand near to St. Mary-le-Strand church, can be found on page 116 of Lost London 1870-1945, Philip Davies (English Heritage).|