Public drinking fountain to the south-east of the Town Hall, Easingwold, twelve miles north of York, reinstalled in 1883. The town hall area acquired further civic ornament later in the century. Photographs and text by Rita Wood, except for the photograph of the whole inscription, kindly sent in later by Helen Kirk. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document tto this URL, or cite it in a print one. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]
The drinking fountain is in pink granite with a contemporary Latin inscription directed to the sweaty traveller, with a modern translation on another side: "A sweet refuge for the weary wayfarer in his sweating toil."
The inscription (click on the image to read it.)
The fountain was built as a memorial to John Haxby (1804-1875) by his widow, and replaced his structure of 1873. Their house is now part of the nearby Galtres Centre.
Last modified 2 February 2021