St. John Street

LocationEast side of St. John Street between Wynatt Street and Spencer Street.
Side inscriptionMETROPOLITAN
DRINKING FOUNTAIN & CATTLE TROUGH
ASSOCIATION
Side inscriptionMETROPOLITAN
DRINKING FOUNTAIN & CATTLE TROUGH
ASSOCIATION
Front inscription
End inscriptionTHE GIFT OF
H.PRATER ESQRE M.D.
188?
MDFCTA number0345 (tentative)
Type and sizeTrough 1d 10ft 6in (sic) granite
Original locationBorough of Finsbury. St Johns Street junction with Percival Street. Removed and re-erected at St Johns Street junction Spencer Street February 1933.
Date erectedApril 1875
CommentsThe MDFCTA structure number is tentative because the trough is listed as 12ft long. Also the date of erection does not match the year of the inscription. The gift of Dr Prater. 80.0.0. Until 2009 this trough was hidden in the depths of the City University after being moved from its original location to make for building works. Other troughs and fountains were donated by Dr. Prater.