Walter Field Fountain, Heath Extension - HAMPSTEAD HEATH - 2016***

Hampstead
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Walter Field Fountain, Heath Extension

Walter Field Memorial Drinking Fountain




This memorial fountain can be found in the area of Sandy Heath

Walter Field was a landscape painter born in England on January 1st, 1837.

Taught by John Rogers Herbert and John Pye, he exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours between 1856-1899.

He became an associate Of the Royal Academy in 1880.
He died in Hampstead, London, on December 23rd, 1901.


It is understood that the location of the fountain relates to the home of the Field family - who were connected with the movement to acquire the Extension.

Before its demolition the Pryors housed  Walter Field , whose relative Horace Field, the architect, lived at Chestnut Lodge (the western part of Squire's Mount)

It was his sister, Emily, a founder of The Hampstead Heath Protection Society, who had the fountain erected in 1907.

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