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Medfield Street fountain – smashed pole still there?

Background

Early in 2018 a vehicle, presumably, ran into a pole which is located by the Medfield Street fountain – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/oh-dear-hope-the-medfield-street-fountain-is-okay/ .

Though sadly it can be seen that this smashed pole is still there.

The update

It appears that, according to a Council email sighted dated 4 June 2019, that:

“I have consulted Dave Cochrane, Head of Engineering and he informs me that the work to remove the redundant remains of the column is still outstanding. This is Transport for London’s responsibility as it forms part of the TLRN and Mr Cochrane has kindly reminded them of this matter. I also copied in TfL’s Heritage adviser, Edmund Bird as it affects the setting of the grade II listed Drinking Fountain.

I remain hopeful that following this reminder TfL will take appropriate action”.

Summary

Between the lines that looks like it will be a while before this is resolved?

For other articles that mention the Medfield Street fountain

Go to link – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/?s=Medfield+Street+fountain

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Questions to Council about the Medfield Street fountain and troughs

Related to the other various articles on the ward’s cattle troughs, the following has been asked of Wandsworth Borough Council  via a Freedom of Information request;

“There is a Grade II listed monument at the intersection of Roehampton Lane and Medfield Street in SW15 which contains both fountains and cattle troughs.

 Can Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC) please confirm the following;

  1. What, if any, responsibility has WBC with regards to this monument?
  2. Is it only WBC whom has any responsibility for the monument?
  3. If other individuals or organisations of any sort have any interest or responsibility in the monument then please list whom they are and what their interests and responsibilities are?
  4. Within the past three years has any individual or group, such as the Drinking Fountain Association or Wandsworth Council, been in touch with WBC regarding this monument?
  5. If the answer to question 4 is yes, then can it be detailed when this contact took place and what was purpose of the contact?
  6. Please detail what the maintenance of the monument should be?”

The Council has responded to the above question, and the Drinking Fountain Association has been in touch with them about the monument. Have a read of the questions at the whatdotheyknow website by clicking on this sentence.

The Freedom of Information request number for this query is 2017/14364.

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Questions to TfL about the Medfield Street fountain and troughs

Related to the other various articles on the ward’s cattle troughs, the following has been asked of TfL via a Freedom of Information request;

“There is a Grade II listed monument at the intersection of Roehampton Lane and Medfield Street in SW15 which contains both fountains and cattle troughs.

 Can TfL please confirm the following;

  1. What, if any, responsibility TfL has with regards to this monument?
  2. If the answer to question 1 is yes, then what are these responsibilities?
  3. Within the past three years has any individual or group, such as the Drinking Fountain Association or Wandsworth Council, been in rock with TfL regarding this monument?
  4. If the answer to question 3 is yes, then can it be detailed when this contact took place and what was purpose of the contact?”

And TfL has kindly responded to the above queries. What do you think the answers are? Click on this paragraph to have a read of the answers.

The TfL reference for this query is 2140-1617.

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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.

From: Sf
To: ghumphries@wandsworth.gov.uk
Cc: Rachel Young <rachel.young@historicengland.org.uk>; 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.

Regards,

Steve Fannon

Alton Estate Resident

From: “Young, Rachel” <Rachel.Young@HistoricEngland.org.uk>
Date: 17 November 2016 at 17:02:21 GMT
To: SF
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.

Kind regards

Rachel

Rachel Young | Business Officer

Direct Line: 020 7973 3727

Email:  rachel.young@historicengland.org.uk

1 Waterhouse Square | 138-142 Holborn

London | EC1N 2ST

From: SF
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/

Regards,

Steve Fannon
Roehampton resident

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State of the Medfield Street troughs and fountain

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As you may be aware the cattle trough on Norstead Place was recently removed whilst there were plans in place to have it locally listed. This led one resident last Saturday to have a look at the more well known cattle troughs at the intersection of Roehampton Lane and Medfield Street. The following pictures highlight that perhaps there is something not quite right with regards to the maintenance of well respected buildings within the ward and may pose questions regarding maintenance generally across the ward.

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The following provides details about the trough and fountain.

Listing Reference LB/153Status
Status FORMAL
Group Nationally Listed Buildings
Type (Grade) Grade II
Site Address Drinking Fountain, Roehampton Lane, London
Listing Description J C Radford. Dated 1882. Grey and red granite. Doric arcaded kiosk erected by Mrs Lyne Stephens, with cupola and ball finial on stepped plinth flanked by cambered-shape horse troughs north and south. Circular central basin with bronze fountain group by Henry Dasson of putti and fish. Semi-circular basin set into each of 4 sides of kiosk.
Risk Rating  
Group Nationally Listed Buildings
Date Listed 07-04-1983
Ward  

Source:

https://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/gis/search/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Listed%20Building%20Details&TYPE=WBCLBPK&PARAM0=286&XSLT=xslt/lbdetails.xslt&DAURI=PLANNING

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