West Smithfield

LocationSouth side of West Smithfield, facing north end of Giltspur Street.
Side inscriptionMETROPOLITAN DRINKING FOUNTAIN & CATTLE TROUGH ASSOCIATION
Side inscriptionIN MEMORY OF
PHILIP TWELLS.M.P.
FOR THE CITY OF LONDON.MAY 8.1881.
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MDFCTA number0807
Type and sizeTrough design 97 18ft granite
Original locationCity of London. South side of Smithfield Market.
Date erectedJanuary 1882
CommentsThe gift of Mrs Philip Twells as a memorial to her husband to City of London. 250.0.0. Philip Twells M.P was a Member of Parliament for the City of London from 1874 until 1880, during Benjamin Disraeli's second term as Prime Minister. The date 8th May 1881 was the first anniversary of his death. This is one of only two known troughs with 2 fountain heads, the other one is here. The trough is very close to this fountain and this fountain.