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|ArtistMaker:||George BRIGHT LTD.|
|TitleOfWork:||memorial lamp and fountain|
|DescriptionOfPhoto:||view looking towards Conisbrough Castle|
|Dimensions:||Height: 295 cm|
|Location:||On the edge of Coronation Park. (SK514988)|
|Street:||Castle Hill and Low Road|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|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. 
Comment: It is not known whether the initiative for this fountain was public or private
References:  J. & T. Greathead, Photographs of Old Conisbrough, 1990. p. 13