Wimbledon Parkside

LocationWest side of Wimbedon Parkside on the edge of the common.
InscriptionTHE GIFT OF ROBT HANBURY ESQ M.P.
THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS A
FOUNTAIN OF LIFE
PROV 14:27
InscriptionWITH THEE IS THE FOUNTAIN
OF LIFE. IN THY LIGHT SHALL
WE SEE LIGHT.
PS XXXVI.9
M.D. FOUNTAINS ASSOCIATION
InscriptionI WILL GIVE UNTO HIM THAT IS
ATHIRST OF THE FOUNTAIN OF THE
WATER OF LIFE FREELY.
REV XXI.6
InscriptionJESUS SAID WHOSOEVER DRINKETH OF
THIS WATER SHALL THIRST AGAIN
BUT WHOSOEVER DRINKETH OF THE WATER
THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM SHALL NEVER THIRST.
JOHN IV.14
MDFCTA number0035
Type and sizeFountain and dog trough, granite and iron
Original locationWimbledon. The Common Road south-east corner heading to Putney. (originally on The Strand opposite Somerset House)
Date erected1 March 1904
CommentsThe 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).