Village Fountain

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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.
Tyneham Village Fountain built in 1853
  • 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
Middlesex cyclist Reg Bicknell taking a refreshment break pre-WW2. Photo courtesy of his grandson Mark Bicknell.

Page last updated: 23 June 2021

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