Victorian Drinking Fountain

Granite drinking fountain 1881 Polished grey and pink granite. Standing on an octagonal stepped base, a large square pier with drinking fountains on each side and polished pink granite colonnettes at the corners with finials above [one finial missing], a carved foliated cornice and a short granite spire surmounted by a statue of Bathsheba holding an amphora. On one side there is a plaque inscribed: “Presented to the Town of Plymouth by Charles Norrington of Abbotsfield in memory of his wife Marianne Norrington 1881”

Why is the site at risk? One finial missing; the statue on top is badly weathered; the copper fitments in two of the basins have been partially removed and there is sign of some leakage below the basin on the south west side.

©Jessica Wright 2020