Boer War Memorial Fountain

Boer War Memorial Fountain ( # 14 on Map)

Erected in 1903 to commemorate the service of Canadian soldiers in the South African war, the figure at the top of the fountain, was modeled from a photograph of a local Canadian Mounted Rifleman. He is supported by a Corinthian capital surrounded by four cranes standing amid daffodils.

Beside the fountain, stands a spectacular Weeping European Beech ( Fagus sylvatica Pendula ).
Surrounding the fountain are a varied collection of weeping trees including Camperdown Elms (Ulmus glabra ‘Camperdownii’) and Weeping Ash (Fraxinus excelsior ‘Pendula’). One of the Camperdown Elms (Ulmus glabra ‘Camperdownii’), was donated by the family of a Canadian soldier who died during the Boer War.