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

Notes about this historic site

1 3 Stone built drinking fountain with two stone benches set either side. An inscription is in the arch above the fountain painted black with a black cross reads “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of water that I shall give him shall never thirst. John IV G. 13. 14. V.”. Stones with inscriptions painted in black with black crosses are above each stone bench and read “Rest in the Lord Psalm” (left hand stone) “and wait patiently 37.7.” (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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