Medfield Street fountains – correspondence with Historic England and the Council
Both Historic England and Wandsworth Borough Council have now been approached regarding the state of the Medfield Street fountains. The email correspondence is below.
Cc: Rachel Young <email@example.com>; London@historicengland.org.uk; John Horrocks
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:56 PM
Subject: State of Grade II listed drinking fountainDear Mr Humphries,By way if an introduction I am a resident of the Alton Estate and after the plight of the cattle trough in Norstead Place I decided to have a look at the state of the fountains at the intersection of Medfield Street and Roehampton Lane.It was not a very well looked after state and and as such alerted Historic England whom have pointed me in your direction.
Can the fountain please be cleaned and the details of the maintenance please be shared.
Alton Estate Resident
|From: “Young, Rachel” <Rachel.Young@HistoricEngland.org.uk>
Date: 17 November 2016 at 17:02:21 GMT
Cc: Historic England London <London@historicengland.org.uk>
Subject: RE: State of Grade II listed drinking fountainDear Mr Fannon,Thank you for your email.The upkeep of a listed structure or building is down to the owner and they have a legal obligation to keep it in a good state of repair. I would imagine in this case the owner is the London Borough of Wandsworth. I would therefore advise that you direct your email to the Conservation Officer there who may be able to speak to the relevant department and encourage repairs to be made.
Rachel Young | Business Officer
Direct Line: 020 7973 3727
1 Waterhouse Square | 138-142 Holborn
London | EC1N 2ST
Sent: 13 November 2016 12:04
To: Historic England Customers
Subject: State of Grade II listed drinking fountainDear Historic England,You might be interested in the following article regarding the poor state of a Grade II drinking fountain in Roehampton. The referred to blog article below highlights this poor state.https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/state-of-the-medfield-street-troughs-and-fountain/
- State of the Medfield Street troughs and fountain – iconic Grade II listed features need some looking after.
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