Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
Jeffcock Memorial Water Trough and Drinking Fountain, after 1902
[Listed Building: Grade II]
Handsworth Road. (A-Z p.101 4H)
Column in polished granite, with
small basin for drinking fountain, together with large water trough in white
granite. The surface of the column has been inscribed with simple decorative
Inscriptions: On the pink polished granite column within the inscribed patterns: JEFFCOCK
/ MEMORIAL // M.J. / MAY 20. 1883. // T.D.J. / SEPT 14. 18?? // T.W.J. /
AUGUST 3. 1900.
The Jeffcocks were a large and prominent
local family whose members have been recorded in the area since 1351. The
most notable member of the family was William Jeffcock, who was born in Handsworth
in 1800 and, in 1843, became the very first Mayor of Sheffield.