Kew Gardens, Elizabeth Gate (lost)

LocationKew Gardens, Elizabeth Gate. On the right-hand side of the Elizabeth Gate entrance to Kew Gardens.
MDFCTA number(unknown)
Type and sizeSpecial
Original locationKew Gardens entrance
Date erected1864
CommentsAccording to Troughs and Drinking Fountains by Philip Davis (Chatto Curiosities), Chatto & Windus: "In 1863 a marble cherub engraved with the words 'Good Health`, designed by John Bell, was installed in an outer niche of the Elizabeth Gate entrance to Kew Gardens. The basin was added by the MDFCTA in 1864.". However, although a drinking fountain [N=546] at this location does appear in the MDFCTA records, other records from Kew Gardens suggest this fountain was paid for by Parliament and installed by the Ministry of Works.
AcknowledgementsThanks to J.F. for providing detailed information regarding this fountain.
Reference(s)Troughs & Drinking Fountains, Philip Davies: P-57