All Saints Drinking Fountain

This drinking fountain sat on the pavement on Oxford Road outside All Saints Churchyard.   The Public Monument and Sculpture Association website says this about it:  "The provision of both drinking and ornamental fountains became more popular in Manchester in the 1890s. James Jardine, a Manchester cotton manufacturer, left money for the erection of two fountains. Albert Square was considered as a possible site for one of the fountains, replacing an existing one installed to mark the arrival of water from the Thirlmere reservoir in the Lake District. In the end the two fountains were installed: one at All Saints, Oxford Road and the other outside Jardine's cotton mill in Butler Street, Ancoats."