Wimbledon Common Rangers Yard

LocationIn the Wimbledon Common Rangers Stableyard just inside the front door facing the main door.
Side inscriptionMETROPOLITAN
Side inscription(unknown – the trough is too close to a wall)
Front inscriptionTHE GIFT OF
End inscription
MDFCTA number0793
Type and sizeTrough 1c 9ft 6in granite
Original locationHampstead. Junction of Maitland Park and Haverstock Hill.
Date erectedOctober 1881
CommentsThe gift of “Three Friends” viz. J.H.Buxton, Sir Fowell Buxton & E.S.Hanbury. John Henry Buxton was a trustee of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association. The son of Thomas Fowell Buxton (and grandson of the first baronet) and Rachel Jane Buxton (nee Gurney), John Henry Buxton was director of Truman, Hanbury, Buxton Brewery and chairman of the London Hospital. This trough is one of many "Buxton troughs". In June 1956, Lt. Col. W.Whitehead, the then Head Ranger of Wimbledon Common, arranged for two 9ft 6in troughs to be moved from Hampstead to the Common - "One to be used for ornamental purposes in the garden of a large house on the common; the other will be installed in the stable yard". This trough is now in the stable yard but is there another trough in the garden of one of the houses on the common? Please please email me if you know there whereabouts of the second trough moved by Lt. Col. Whitehead in 1956.