Link Station Trough
NGR 78230 47568
Site Number: C10
By Bruce Osborne and Cora Weaver (C) 2012
Area 2. Malvern Link Springs and Wells
Malvern Hills, England
Location: in the station yard of Malvern Link Station.
Description: an animal trough now removed.
In May 1880 Mr H Griffith, station master at Malvern Link, appealed for subscribers to erect a drinking trough for cattle at the station. It was opened at a very short ceremony on 15th July by local animal lover Miss Jessie Lakin. Unfortunately almost a year later the trough had not been paid for and an appeal went out for more subscriptions. The trough was removed just over 100 years after its erection and two pillars against the station yard wall are all that remain to testify as to its former whereabouts.
For more detail on Malvern Link Station see Railway Station Fountain where the water supplies to all Malvern's stations are discussed. The picture above shows the recess dressed for the 2018 annual Well Decorating.
 Malvern Advertiser, 17 July 1880.
 Malvern Advertiser, 19 March 1881.
The map alongside is a small section of our more comprehensive map of the area. For the complete map together with a description and history of this site see "Celebrated Springs of the Malvern Hills" (2012).
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Celebrated Springs of
THE MALVERN HILLS
A definitive work that is the culmination of 20 years researching the springs and wells of the Malvern Hills, published by Phillimore. This is the ideal explorers guide enabling the reader to discover the location and often the astounding and long forgotten history of over 130 celebrated springs and wells sites around the Malvern Hills. The book is hard back with dust cover, large quarto size with lavish illustrations and extended text. Celebrated Springs contains about 200 illustrations and well researched text over a similar number of pages, together with seven area maps to guide the explorer to the locations around the Malvern Hills. It also includes details on the long history of bottling water in the Malvern Hills.
Written by Bruce Osborne and Cora Weaver, this book is available on-line for £15.00 (delivered UK) - click Malvern Bookshop on the green panel top left. Alternatively send a cheque payable to Cora Weaver with your name and address to 4 Hall Green, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 3QX.
1) TOPOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:
Malvern Hills - arguably Britain's original National Park
Built Up Location
3) INFORMATION CATEGORY:
A Spring, Spout, Fountain or Holy Well Site
4) MALVERN SPRING OR WELL SITE DETAILS:
2 SPLASHES - Not Much To See
5) GENERAL VISITOR INFORMATION:
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