Stonehouse

LocationNorth-West corner of Bath Road and Bristol Road (A419) at the Horsetrough Roundabout.
Side inscriptionTHE GIFT OF THE
STONEHOUSE BAND OF MERCY
WITH THE HELP OF MANY KIND FRIENDS
1914
Side inscriptionBLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL
Front inscription
End inscriptionMETROPOLITAN FOUNTAIN AND
CATTLE TROUGH ASSOCIATION
(???)
STONEHOUSE
MDFCTA number2001
Type and sizeTrough 1c 6ft 6in granolithic
Original locationGloucestershire. Stonehouse
Date erected19 August 1914
CommentsJunction of Bristol & Gloucester Roads. Presented by the association. Stonehouse Band of Mercy gave donation of 22.10.0. This trough is one of a few that contain an "AND" rather than a "&" in the inscription. For a full list of troughs with an "AND rather than a "&" click here. The omission of the word "DRINKING" in the name "METROPOLITAN DRINKING FOUNTAIN AND CATTLE TROUGH ASSOCIATION" appears to be deliberate.