TQ0747 : The Drinking Fountain Shere

taken 4 years ago, near to Shere, Surrey, Great Britain

The Drinking Fountain Shere
The Drinking Fountain Shere
Car in the background is of a type particularly popular of the affluent inhabitants of this area; see LinkExternal link (see the last 5 seconds of the video).

According to a plaque attached the well was founded in 1886 by two supporters of the temperance movement (the Misses Spotteswood) in 1886 to provide alternative non-alcoholic drinks to travellers. The well stopped working in 1970 when Thames Water dug some boreholes and lowered the level of the water table.
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TQ0747, 320 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0731 4787 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.1971N 0:27.8890W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0733 4788
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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