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The Friday Photo- Angel Drinking Fountain

Posted June 14th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments



I have walked passed this water fountain, mounted into one of the walls on the perimeter of the grounds of St Phillip’s cathedral, and thought it beautiful. I always wish that it was working and wonder what it would look like with fresh water in the shell-like bowl. The water fountain is from the 19th Century and is made of iron. The plaque underneath it reads:

“This drinking fountain originally stood outside Christ Church at the junction of Colmore Row and New Street and after the demolition of the church in 1899 it was re-sited in this location…”


2 Responses to “The Friday Photo- Angel Drinking Fountain”

  1. Stephen Hartland June 14, 2013

    Very nice, although it would look much nicer if it were gilded!


    • Clare Overton Lewis June 14, 2013

      Thanks Stephen, I can always apply a nice gold filter over the image if it’d help! 🙂


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