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ArtistMaker: not known
TitleOfWork: drinking fountain
DescriptionOfPhoto: View of fountain
DateOfCreation: 1866 (originally sited in 1859)
Medium: Sandstone, ceramic tiles
Location: Locke Park. Near the entrance from Park Road. (SE434405)
AtoZReference: p.23 2F
Street: Park Road
TownOrVillage: Barnsley
AreaInTown: Locke Park
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b034a
Location: Originally sited in Peel Square; moved to Locke Park and reopened on Oct 26th 1866. [1]

Inscription: The inscription is badly worn but the date 1859 can be made out on it.
**********D UNION / 1859"

Commission: Not known.

Comment: Exceptionally badly vandalised, like several items in the Park. It was apparently in good condition c. 1980.

References: [1] "Occurrances and Events of Interest in Barnsley and District, 1229 - 1922"

Questions: Who commissioned this fountain and what did it cost?
What is the full inscription?
Is it dedicated to any individual?

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