Design for a memorial fountain in Locke Park, Barnsley, South Yorkshire: plan and elevation

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RIBApix ref no RIBA99117
Architect/DesignerSpiers, Richard Phene (1838-1916)
Artist/PhotographerSpiers, Richard Phene (1838-1916)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1877
Image Date1875
Library ReferenceSD151/1
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The original part of Locke Park was donated to the people of Barnsley by Phoebe Locke, the widow of railway engineer Joseph Locke, in 1862 and known as the People's Park. Following Mrs Locke's death in 1866, her sister Sarah McCreery donated more adjoining land in 1874. The enlarged park, now called Locke Park, included Locke Park Tower (in memory of Phoebe Locke) and the fountain depicted in this drawing, which was dedicated by the working men of Barnsley to Miss McCreery - both designed by Spiers and opened in 1877. This drawing was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1898 ('Memorial fountain, Locke Park, Barnsley' no. 1799).

Subject tags

fountains, parks