Richmond Park, by Kingston Gate - 2002

The Royal Parks were keen to restore the fountains and horse troughs in Richmond Park.  These facilities had been well used by people, horses and dogs.
The first fountain selected for restoration was the one by Kingston Gate and, in addition to general refurbishment the fountain needed a replacement lid.  The fountain was dismantled so that the material used to dowel the cup to the bowl could be checked and the overflow drainage reinstated.  The urn was then found to be badly cracked and needed to be replaced. 
 The drinking fountain was successfully installed with a new paved surround in February 2002.