Cattle Troughs & Drinking Fountains in the London Borough of Barnet

Cattle Troughs

Finchley Central

Bell Lane

The Burroughs

Meadway Gate

High Barnet

Spaniards Road, Hampstead Heath

Are there any more Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association cattle troughs in the London Borough of Barnet? If you know of any other cattle troughs in Barnet please send me details.

Lost and Missing cattle troughs

On 8 August 1916 a 9ft 6in trough [2035] was erected outside the Coach & Horses, Harrow Road, Stonebridge. In 1949 this trough was moved to the council depot. In August 1956 Miss M. MacGregor arranged for it to be moved The Mount, Milespit Hill, NW7.

In 1882 two troughs [0832 & 0833] were erected near New Barnet station.

In October 1885 a 9ft 6in trough [1039] was erected in Barnet High Street opposite Police Station. This trough may have been removed in 1962.

In 1885 a trough [1041] was erected neat the Barnet cattle market. This trough was removed in 1933.

In January 1905 a trough [0767] was moved from East End Station Finchley (from April 1881) to Oakleigh Road, Whetstone outside The Griffin pub. The trough was the gift of Mrs. Rew. The trough may now be in the garden of a Barnet council ex-employee.

In 1843 three 9ft 6in troughs [1843] were erected in Friern Barnet near New Southgate station. Two troughs presented by Lady Banbury. One of these troughs may have been moved to Leicester; another to the Boreham Wood Home for horses. The third may have been moved to the council depot in November 1933.

On 18 December 1934 a 9ft 6in trough [2637] was erected at Rushgrove Road, Hendon. It contained a special inscription: “In memory of the late James Stuart Henderson”. This trough may have been removed in 1961.

On 15 October 1930 a 6ft 6in trough [2474] was erected at Wellgarth Road, Hendon. This trough was located on the corner of Wellgarth Road and North End Road. It contained the inscription: "GEORGE & ANNIS BILLS. AUSTRALIA." This trough was taken into care by Borough Engineer's department during the Wellgarth Road development, with a promise of re-erection when the road works were complete. It never re-appeared again! This trough is one of many "Bills" troughs.

If you know what happened to any of these lost cattle troughs please send me details.

Drinking Fountains

Hadley Green

Victoria Recreation Ground, New Barnet

Hendon Park

Are there any more Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association drinking fountains in the London Borough of Barnet? If you know of any other drinking fountains in Barnet please send me details.

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