Here’s the answer to the question I posed earlier, where in Surrey can this be found?
It’s Hascombe spring fountain in the village of Hascombe on the B2130 from Godalming to Dunsfold. The water quality varies, for some years it’s fine, then in other years, following the regular checks by Waverley District Council, it’s unfit to drink.
The full story of the spring fountain is covered in The Guildford Dragon. Here’s part of their article,
It was built in 1877 by Edward Lee Rowcliffe (1825-1898), in memory of his brother Henry. A notice beside it states that the water is piped from a spring in the side of the hill bordering nearby Hoe Lane.
Mr Rowcliffe built another fountain in 1893 near the junction of the B2130 and A281 “for the refreshment of wayfarers”. It is no longer operational.
He was a successful lawyer and in 1864 bought Hall Place, a house near today’s Dunsfold Park.
He bought up other land locally, and by 1890 was one of two landowners who owned most of the parish of Hascombe.
It’s been dry weather, ideal for hunting for obscure milestones in Surrey. Though dry, it was an absolute disaster in my quest to locate a couple of milestones. I did, however, pass by this unusual water fountain. It’s in Surrey. T he question is, where in Surrey can it be found?