Dublin

LocationSouth-east corner of Smithfield. North side of the east end of Haymarket.
Side inscriptionMETROPOLITAN
DRINKING FOUNTAIN & CATTLE TROUGH
ASSOCIATION
Side inscriptionMETROPOLITAN
DRINKING FOUNTAIN & CATTLE TROUGH
ASSOCIATION
Front inscription
End inscriptionTHE GIFT OF
J.H.BUXTON
1879
MDFCTA number3099 (originally 0717 then 1355)
Type and sizeTrough 1c 9ft 6in granite
Original locationIreland. Dublin
Date erected3 October 1951
CommentsDublin.S.P.C.A North side city. Ex Bethnal Green. I believe this trough was originally erected in April 1880 at the junction of Great Eastern Street & Old Street, Bethnal Green, as MDFCTA number [0717]. The gift of Mr. J.H.Buxton. £50.0.0. In April 1896 it was removed by order of vestry. In July 1897 it was erected in Bethnal Green, Cambridge Road near St. Johnís church, as MDFCTA number [1355]. In 1938 it was moved to the council depot. I assume it was moved to the Bethnal Green council depot to Dublin at the behest of the Dublin S.P.C.A in 1951. This trough is one of many donated by J.H. Buxton.