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Inscriptions: Drinking fountain


Inscription in Walton Well Road

 

1885
DRINK AND THINK OF HIM
WHO IS THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE

 

WITH THE CONSENT OF THE LORDS OF THE MANOR
THIS DRINKING FOUNTAIN IS ERECTED BY
MR. WILLIAM WARD
TO MARK THE SITE OF A CELEBRATED SPRING
KNOWN AS WALTON WELL
ADJACENT TO THE ANCIENT FORDWAY INTO
PORT MEADOW CALLED WALTON FORD

Drinking fountain

 

 

This plaque is on the back wall of the fountain in Walton Well Road (right).

 

William Ward was a coal merchant who served as Mayor of Oxford in 1851/2 and again in 1861/2.

Stephanie Jenkins, 2013