Chelsea Embankment

LocationNorth-west corner of Chelsea Embankment and the western section of Cheyne Walk.
Side inscription
Side inscription
Front inscriptionIN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF THE LATE
GEORGE SPARKES
OF BROMLEY IN KENT FORMERLY JUDGE AT MADRAS
IN THE EAST INDIA COMPANYS CIVIL SERVICE
A GREAT AND GOOD MAN
GIFTED WITH EVERY REFINED FEELING
AND MUCH ESTEEMED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM
DIED 30 JANUARY 1878
IN HIS 68TH YEAR
ERECTED BY HIS WIDOW
A.D.1880
End inscriptionIN PIAM MEMORIAM
GEORGII SPARKES
QUI RELICTO APUD ETONENSIS NOMINE CELEBERRIMO
ET AVITAM VIAM IN INDIAS SECUTUS FAMAM
INDE AC LAUDEM AMPLISSIMAM RETULLIT
HANC FONTEM UT FESSOS AQUIS VIATORES
FESSA RECORA REFICIAT SICUT ILLE AMICOS
INCENIO PRAESENS LIBRIS ETIAM MORTUUS
DAT DICAT VIDUA EJUS
NUMQUAM CONJUGGII OBLITURA
A.D. MDCCCLXXX
MDFCTA number0768
Type and sizeSpecial trough/fountain design-9
Original locationChelsea. Chelsea Embankment.
Date erectedApril 1881
CommentsFountain and four cattle troughs. Granite design No. 9. Chelsea Embankment near Chelsea Old Church, 525.0.0. The gift of Mrs. Dowling as a memorial to her late husband Mr George Sparkes formerly judge in Madras. For further information on George Sparkes see here. This special trough/fountain is the same design as a structure in Dulwich.