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ArtistMaker: George BRIGHT LTD.
TitleOfWork: memorial lamp and fountain
DescriptionOfPhoto: view looking towards Conisbrough Castle
DateOfCreation: 1911
Dimensions: Height: 295 cm
Medium: iron
Location: On the edge of Coronation Park. (SK514988)
AtoZReference: p.59 3D
Postcode: DN12
Street: Castle Hill and Low Road
TownOrVillage: Conisbrough
AreaInTown: Burcroft
MetropolitanBorough: Doncaster
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: d044a
Description: A metal basin with an octagonal column arising from its rear, topped by a lamp post, 295 cm high. Some ornate decoration of the crosspole beneath the missing lamp and ornamental scrolls at the cupola surmounting the column. Set on an octagonal foot with a small dog trough at the front three faces.

Inscriptions: On a panel above the basin:
" CORONATION / OF / KING / GEORGE / V / 22nd June / 1911 / THIS / LAMP / & FOUNTAIN / WAS / ERECTED / BY / PUBLIC / SUBSCRIPTION "
At the base: " GEO. BRIGHT LTD. / BURTON WEIR / ROTHERHAM "

Commission: Coronation Park was opened as a park on 22nd June 1911 to commemorate George V's coronation on that day. The land had been donated by a Mrs Godfrey Walker of Scarborough and she unveiled the lamp and fountain. 150 was raised by public subscription. The cost of the lamp and fountain was 30 plus the installation costs. The remaining monies were spent on a Coronation tea for the village children and old people. [1]

Comment: It is not known whether the initiative for this fountain was public or private

References: [1] J. & T. Greathead, Photographs of Old Conisbrough, 1990. p. 13





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