Drinking Fountain at corner of Main St and Back Lane, Middle Tysoe

Description of this historic site

The site of a drinking fountain dating to the Imperial period. It is situated on the corner of Main Street and Back Lane, Middle Tysoe.

Notes about this historic site

1 Stone built drinking fountain. An inscription is in the arch above the fountain, painted black, and reads “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life Prov. 14.27”. Two stones are set in the wall either side of the fountain with inscriptions painted in black with black crosses and read “My soul is athirst for God” (left hand stone) “Yea, even for the living God psalm 42.2” (right hand stone).

2 This is one of several stone-built drinking-fountains which still stand on their original sites in S Warwickshire. The village water supply was, in the 19th century, the responsibility of the Marquis of Northampton.

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