Dartford

LocationNorth-East side of Burnham Road just north of the junction with Lawson Road. Just inside the Burnham Trading Estate.
Side inscriptionMETROPOLITAN DRINKING FOUNTAIN
& CATTLE TROUGH ASSOCIATION
Side inscriptionA MERCIFUL MAN REGARDETH THE LIFE OF HIS BEAST
Front inscription
End inscriptionGIVEN BY
J.J. & M.S.B.
1911
MDFCTA number1886
Type and sizeTrough 1c 9ft 6in granite
Original locationBexley, Kent. Lodge Lane
Date erected11 December 1911
CommentsOriginally at the junction of Danson Road & Crook Log. The gift of Mr and Mrs JJ Bull cost 44.16.6. Removed and re-erected at Lodge Lane in 1924. The MDFCTA records are slightly confusing. Firstly, structure [1886] is described as a type 1c trough but this trough appears to be a type 1d with the fountain head missing. Secondly, according to some of the MDFCTA records structure [1886] was moved to a Riding School in 1973; according to other records in 1959 a trough was collected from the Bexley council depot to Mr. Hearne of O.M.Keevil Ltd, Builders, Burnham Road, Dartford.