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Drinking Fountain Caxton

Drinking Fountain at Junction of Bourne Road and Ermine Street, Caxton

History of Drinking Fountain

Listed building:

Drinking fountain. Mid C19. Walls of limestone and pebble rubble built into earth bank; fountain with copper spout mounted on dressed limestone slab, limestone slab with drain below. Inscription on two wall panels flanking fountain, ‘This wayside drinking fountain is in memory of Emma Mary Hendley, Author of Personal and Domestic Hygiene for India’.

Emma was the wife of Harold Hendley. They lived at 1 Bourn Road. Emma Hendley corresponded with Florence Nightingale on the subject of cle


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