Whittingham Fountain

  • Description

    Drinking fountain and statue. 1905. Sandstone ashlar with marble coping for basin. Corniced octagonal column on square base supports statue of Athole, 3rd Earl of Ravensworth and his dog. He has a stick and is wearing a scarf and a trilby hat. This is surrounded by an octagonal basin with moulded coping. Erected by the Countess Caroline, his wife; the dedication, with texts from the 23rd psalm, is inscribed on the base. http://www.vads.ac.uk/flarge.php?uid=75334&sos=0" rel="nofollow">www.vads.ac.uk/flarge.php?uid=75334&sos=0 Ravensworth Fountain: Sculptor Brownlee: Date Completion 1905 Description: A drinking fountain with statue. An octagonal sandstone base and pillar rising from an octagonal sandstone trough (now filled with plants). On this stands a small statue of Lord Ravensworth informally dressed for a country walk with a seated collie by his side. Inscription: Incised in Roman letters on base of statue on west face: BROWNLEE 1905 Incised in Roman letters base on pillar on east face: THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD / I SHALL NOT WANT PS.XXIII.I. Incised in Roman letters base on pillar on west face: HE SHALL FEED ME / IN A / GREEN PASTURE AND LEAD / ME FORTH BESIDE THE / WATERS OF COMFORT / PS.XXIII.II. Incised in Roman letters base on pillar on north west face: TO THE DEAR MEMORY / OF/ ATHOLE / THIRD EARL OF / RAVENSWORTH. Incised in Roman letters base on pillar on south face: ERECTED / BY HIS WIFE / CAROLINE / COUNTESS OF RAVENSWORTH Notes: Athole, the third earl of Ravensworth, lived a mile away at Eslington Hall. He held his title for one year only, 1903-4. The fountain was disconnected c.1950.
  • Owner

    Pete Reed
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-NonCommercial License
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/69959962@N00/8488094393/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 8 months ago
    Viewed: 404 times
    Picture Taken: 2013-02-19T11:22:14
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