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La Fontaine de la Grand Place - Beaulieu-les-Fontaines, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 49° 39.531 E 002° 54.801
31U E 493746 N 5500704
Quick Description: [EN] The fountain of the Grand Place is installed in front of the Town Hall. [FR) La fontaine de la Grand Place est installée en face de la Mairie.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 7/2/2019 10:21:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM10WJF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:

"Offered by M. Coudroy in 1864, it is the work of forges JJ Dugel of Paris and was inaugurated the same year by Ferdinand Haniet then Mayor of Beaulieu les Fontaines At the foot of the edge, one can read Wautoi, marbrier Roye , Vigues Mayor 1889, engineer, which supposes that the coping was redone 25 years later.

Located in the center of the village, in the main square, it was the main watering place of the bellifontains early twentieth century and served as a meeting point for women who came to provide water.

Fed by an arm of the ru, and although ferruginous, this water was drinkable and even reserved for the consumption of the inhabitants: it was forbidden to drink the animals under pain of fine.

Currently the fountain is connected to the water supply network. On special occasions, the water is replaced by wine. "

Sources : The Fountain

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" Offerte par M. Coudroy en 1864, elle est l’œuvre des forges J.J. Dugel de Paris et fut inaugurée la même année par Ferdinand Haniet alors maire de Beaulieu les Fontaines. Au pied de la margelle, on peut lire Wautoi, marbrier à Roye, Vigues maire 1889, ingénieur, ce qui suppose que la margelle a été refaite 25 ans plus tard.

Située au centre du village, sur la grand place, c’était le principal point d’eau des bellifontains début du XXème siècle et servait de point de rencontre des villageoises qui venaient se fournir en eau.

Alimentée par un bras du ru, et bien que ferrugineuse, cette eau était potable et même réservée à la consommation des habitants : il y était interdit d’y faire boire les animaux sous peine d’amende.

Actuellement la fontaine est reliée au réseau d’adduction d’eau. Aux grandes occasions, l’eau est remplacée par du vin. "

Sources : La Fontaine

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