Turnham Green Drinking Fountain, Chiswick
Restoration of the drinking fountain
The Turnham Green fountain was given to Chiswick Homefields in 1902 by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough Association. It is close to Turnham Green underground station and the area has high footfall, including residents from the adjacent Chiswick Back Common. For many years it was not working and had lost its finial on top.
In a partnership between HOLT, Hounslow Council and the Drinking Fountain Association, the fountain was dismantled, old plumbing removed and new piping and taps installed. The stonework was cleaned, its mortar repaired, drainage restored and a new finial carved. The lettering was cleaned and gilded and all the stonework was waxed and polished and the fountain reopened to the public in 2020.