Stinchcombe Fountain - Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire
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N 51° 41.260 W 002° 23.587
30U E 541951 N 5726474
Quick Description: A drinking fountain in memory of George Phipps Prevost on Wick Lane, Stinchcombe. ca.1910 and 2018
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/28/2018 2:13:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMY5Z6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
A drinking fountain in memory of George Phipps Prevost on Wick Lane, Stinchcombe. Looking south down the lane, pictured here ca.1910 and 2018.

"Fountain. Dated 1887. Squared and coursed marlstone, stone slate capping. Arched recess under coped gable, the fountain recess taken back square from responds, with small radius quadrant comers to flat back; slightly pointed arch springs from heavy 2-stage corbels. Small water spout discharges over plain Pennant stone slab.
Commemorative tablet in a Shelly 'marble' reads:
'APRIL 26 1887. TO THE DEAR AND HONOURED MEMORY OF GEORGE PHIPPS PREVOST' followed by 5-line doggerel - As birds do drink / and straight lift up their head / so must man sit and think / of better drink / he may attain to after he is dead (These lines are from a George Herbert poem called 'Mans Medlay')

Prevost was 'perpetual curate' in the parish."

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"George Phipps Prevost was born on 10 November 1830. He was the son of Venerable Sir George Prevost, 2nd Bt. and Jane Williams. He married Charlotte Arabella Anderson, daughter of Sir Charles Henry John Anderson, 9th Bt. and Emma Foljambe, on 26 April 1862. He died on 27 March 1885 at age 54, without issue and in the lifetime of the father.
He fought in the Crimean War, he received a medal and clasp and Turkish medal. He gained the rank of Assistant Adjunt and Quartermaster-General in the Home District. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers. He fought in the Siege of Lucknow, he was wounded and received a medal and clasp."

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Year photo was taken: 1910

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