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Blandford Forum in Dorset County, England, United Kingdom
 

1731 Fire

 
 
1731 Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 2, 2018
1. 1731 Fire Marker
Inscription.
In Remembrance
of Godís dreadful Vifitation by Fire
which Broke out the 4th June 1731,
and in few Hours reduced, not only the
Church and almoft this whole Town to Afhes
wherein 14 Inhabitants perifhed,
but also two adjacent Villages
And
In grateful Acknowledgement of the
Divine Mercy
that has fince raifed this Town,
like the Phaenix from itís Afhes
to its present beautiful and flourifhing State.
And to prevent
by a timely Supply of Water
(with Godís Blefsing) the fatal
Confequences of Fire hereafter
This Monument
of that dire Difaster and Provifion
against the like, is humbly erected,
by
John Bastard,
a confiderable Sharer
in the general Calamity
1760.

( plaque on the fountain )
This Fountain Was
Substituted for the Old Pump by
The Corporation of Blandford
A.D. 1899 † P.A. Barnes, Mayor
Water is Supplied Gratuitously by
The Blandford Waterworks Co.
( stone at the left )
This Building
Was Repaired and Renovated by
Thomas Horlock Bastard Esq.
Charlton Marshall Dorset
In the Year 1858

 
Location. 50° 51.364′ N, 2° 9.856′ 
Plaque on the Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 2, 2018
2. Plaque on the Fountain
W. Marker is in Blandford Forum, England, in Dorset County. Marker is on East Street just from Church Lane, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blandford Forum, England DT11 7AD, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jack Counter VC (here, next to this marker); The Bastardsí House (a few steps from this marker); Blandford Forum War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trafalgar Way (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Blandford (about 210 meters away); Fox Inn (approx. 12.3 kilometers away); Dewlish War Memorial (approx. 13.7 kilometers away); Centurion Mark 12 (approx. 18.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blandford Forum.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Stone at the Left image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 2, 2018
3. Stone at the Left
1731 Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 2, 2018
4. 1731 Fire Marker
1731 Fire Marker and the Town Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 2, 2018
5. 1731 Fire Marker and the Town Fountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 21, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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