Easington drinking fountain

On the busy A174, a neglected Grade II listed structure almost smothered by shrubbery. The listing says … “Drinking fountain and troughs, alongside road, dated 1873. Dressed sandstone. Lion mask water spout in trefoil-headed niche under ornamented gable with 3 roundels bearing initials: “M.L.C.”, “M.G.M.”, and “K.L.M.” Semicircular basin on foliate stem flanked by semicircular troughs and curved walls bearing long inscription now partly illegible. Round end piers have crenellated caps holding ball finials. Leaning rectangular glinters beyond ends. 2 mid C20 concrete steps lead up to drinking fountain. Erected 1873 to memory of the Rev. Dr. Morehead and Margaret his wife, by five sisters, their grandaughters.”

Most motorists on the A174 would zoom past this without even being aware that it was there. The road is narrow and there is nowhere to park immediately nearby. Cycling certainly gives you different views.
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