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VICTORIA PARK: FOUNTAIN CANOPY, CANTON, CARDIFF

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NPRN 32841

Map Reference ST17NE

Grid Reference ST1549676763

Unitary (Local) Authority Cardiff

Old County Glamorgan

Community Canton

Type of Site FOUNTAIN

Broad Class GARDENS PARKS AND URBAN SPACES

Period Modern

Site Description 1. Early twentieth-century cast iron canopy over metal fountain.
2. Depicted on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25-inch map of Glamorgan XLIII, sheet 10 (1901).
C.H. Nicholas, RCAHMW, 17th August 2006.
3. In the southern part of the park, there is a circular bed of bedding plants surrounded by low railings. In the middle of it stands an octagonal domed drinking fountain of elaborate cast ironwork. It stands on an octagonal plinth of brick and stone and consists of eight slender columns topped by an open scrollwork dome of cast iron with a pinnacle on top. Circular roundels above the arches at the top of the columns have inscriptions of 'The Pavement' and 'Keep dry' alternating with storks. A plaque records that the whole is a memorial to Lewin L. Samuel, who died in 1893. It was presented to the city in 1908.
(Source: Register of Parks & Gardens)
B.A.Malaws, RACHMW, 19 September 2006.

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