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Robert Trotter Esq - Cade Road, Greenwich, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 28.356 W 000° 00.317
30U E 707974 N 5706635
Quick Description: This memorial takes the form of a cattle trough and, possibly, a drinking fountain. There are many cattle troughs throughout London that are left 'in memoriam' of someone.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/14/2012 5:12:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMFFYJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
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Long Description:

On the western end of the cattle trough is the inscription:

In Memoriam
Robert Trotter Esq
1877

What connection Mr Trotter had with Greenwich is unknown but he seems to have had at least one other drinking fountain (WMF16D) created in his memory.

The conduit head that stands close by the cattle trough has no inscription so it is not clear if both are in his memory or just the trough.

The pair are both Grade II listed and the entry at the English Heritage website [visit link] tells us:

"Conduit head and cattle trough. Cattle trough dated 1877. Conduit head is about 9 feet high built of stone, square in plan with hipped roof and squat octagonal shaft surmounted by cast iron bracket. Four semi-circular stone bowls with cambered arches above. The whole is situated on two square stone steps. The asdjoining granite cattle trough is rectangular with two curbing stones facing south and dog trough beneath. It was erected by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association and an inscription on the west end reads 'IN MEMORIAM ROBERT TROTTER ESQ 1877.'"

Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

Location: On a traffic island between two roads

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