Getting there: From Tyneham Car Park head towards the Telephone Kiosk. Carry on up Post Office Row and the Village Fountain is straight ahead.
- The fountain was built in 1853 by Rev. John Bond (1801-1898) who created the Madmore Reservoir at Tyneham from which water to the fountain was piped.
- Although the fountain supplied the villagers with drinking water, the water is no longer safe to drink.
- The fountain is inscribed with the date 1853 and the following text:
“Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into ever lasting life.”John 4th 13 & 14
“When I was at school, the village tap was the limit of where we were allowed at play-time, and we queued there, cupping our hands to get a drink.”Fred Knight
- The Village Fountain became a Grade II Listed Building on 17 December 2020, together with Tyneham Church and Tyneham School
Page last updated: 23 June 2021