SD8507 : Birch Fountain and Horse Trough

taken 8 years ago, near to Birch, Rochdale, Great Britain

Birch Fountain and Horse Trough
Birch Fountain and Horse Trough
When first erected (1889?), the fountain was described as a handsome stone structure having a drinking cup for humans and water troughs for horses and dogs. It originally had a gilded gas lamp fitted to the top of the square pillar. LinkExternal link
The fountain originally stood at the Whittle Lane crossroads in Birch. When Heywood Old Road was upgraded in 1921, it was thought that the fountain would be a hazard to the increasing volume of traffic. The monument was moved temporary site, onto the footpath at the side of the White Hart hotel. SD8507 : White Hart. It has remained in this "temporary" home for the last ninety years despite campaigns to have it restored and moved to a better location.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 February, 2010
Category
Drinking fountain   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 851 077 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.9635N 2:13.5502W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 851 077
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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