Chislehurst

LocationEast side of Kemnal Road just north of the corner with Queensborough Gardens.
Side inscriptionMETROPOLITAN
DRINKING FOUNTAIN & CATTLE TROUGH
ASSOCIATION
Side inscriptionA.D. 1887 THE GIFT OF THOMAS CROKER OF BRIGHTON SUSSEX FORMERLY OF LONDON IN MEMORY
OF HIS LOVING
MOTHER ELIZA CROCKER WHO DIED 1849 AGED 39 YEARS
BROTHER JOSEPH CROKER 1862 31 &
SISTER ELIZA CROMPTON 1886 56
LET OUR HEARTS AND ALL ??? BELONGING TO US. PRAISE THE LORD FOREVER
Front inscription
End inscription
MDFCTA number1500 (originally 1189) (tentative)
Type and sizeTrough 1d 9ft 6in granite
Original locationHackney, Dalston Lane (originally Theobalds Road, Holborn)
Date erectedJuly 1901 (originally November 1888)
CommentsI believe this trough was originally erected in November 1888, as MDFCTA number [1189], in Theobalds Road, Holborn, opposite the flank wall of 25 Bedford Row. The gift of Mr. J.Croker for £56.0.0. It was removed at request of Lord Autherbridge (?) and erected, as MDFCTA number [1500], in Hackney July-1901. It was moved to the corner of Dalston Lane & Queen’s Road. How and when did it get relocated to Chislehurst? The recent history of this trough is explained here.