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|TitleOfWork:||Coronation Drinking Fountain|
|DescriptionOfPhoto:||View of fountain|
|Dimensions:||250cm high x 62cm square (central pedestal)|
|Medium:||pink and grey granite|
|Street:||Old Warren Vale|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|Location: The fountain is about 100m from the entrance at Rosehill; just south of Park Hall near the highest point in the Park.
Description: A very delapidated structure. A pink granite pedestal with corner columns topped with a grey granite dome and mounted on two grey granite plinths. The whole rests on two ashlar steps. Drinking basins were once on two opposing faces of the pedestal, an inscription is to be found on a third, and an unidentified structure protruded from a large hole now in the fourth side of the fountain.
Inscription: On one face of the pedestal: THIS / FOUNTAIN / WAS ERECTED BY THE / SUNDAY SCHOOLS OF / THE PARISH & PUBLIC / SUBSCRIPTIONS, IN / COMMEMORATION OF / THE CORONATION OF / KING EDWARD THE VII / AND THE REIGH OF GOOD / QUEEN VICTORIA // UNVEILED BY / SIR WM. HOLLAND. MP. / AUGUST 3RD 1903.
Commission: The 36 acre Rosehill Victoria Park, formerly the grounds of a private residence, was bought in 1901 by Rawmarsh Urban District Council at a cost of £4,000. From 2001 to the present plans have been put forward for restoration of the Park and its contents.
Comment: The fountain is in a very delapidated state: one corner column, the drinking basins, three out four base bollards and the light? from the top of the dome are all missing.