Dufton Fountain, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 37.191 W 002° 28.982
30U E 533381 N 6052612
Quick Description: This fountain stands on the village green in Dufton, and was provided by Mr. Wallace of the London Lead Company.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/7/2010 3:30:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM8HZ8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member huggy_d1
Views: 1

Long Description:
The London Lead Company worked the many mines in the area. On the fountain is a Latin inscription which translated.

"There is a clear pool, whose waters gleam like silver. It is not tainted by shepherds, or by their she-goats grazing on the mountain. Nor is it muddied by cattle, or by birds or wild animals, or by a branch fallen from a tree"

The London Lead Company also built housing and wells for drinking water around the village. The London Lead Company were bought by Quakers early in its life, explaining the benefaction towards the workers. Wikipedia (visit link)

On day of my visit, the water was not running but there was water in bowl.

Dufton Village Cumbria (visit link)
Streetmap (visit link)
OSGB NY689250
Post code CA16 6DB
Web Link: [Web Link]

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