Seymour Street Methodist Church, Lisburn, Co. Antrim

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Where: 47 Seymour St, Lisburn BT27 4SY, UK

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Today we have two for the price of one in the Stereo Pairs collection. An ornate church with an even more ornate fountain before! Identified as Lisburn's Seymour Street Methodist Church, we suspected the fountain was long gone - but to where?

Thanks in particular to sharon.corbet and beachcomberaustralia
for finding out more about the fountain - it was evidently one of many so-called "Wallace Fountains" (Wikipedia). Unfortunately the guys have confirmed that this example was likely dismantled for its metal during the Great War - it certainly seems absent from the 1920s photos which Sharon shares. Based on confirmation that the church and fountain both date to the mid-1870s, our intrepid duo also refined the catalogue date range to between 1875 and 1880.


Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: The Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: ca. 1860-1883 (but likely 1875-1880)

NLI Ref: STP_2290

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    sharon.corbet

    • 11/Sep/2015 07:28:05

    Streetview. The fountain is indeed gone. It was one of 5 that Sir Richard Wallace gave to Lisburn in 1876. This one was apparently a casualty of war: "During the war years three of the fountains were dismantled to accommodate the demand for metal to make armaments." But there are 2 of its siblings still in Lisburn - pictures at the above link.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 11/Sep/2015 07:29:05

    Plus a reverse view taken from the Seymour St. Church.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 11/Sep/2015 07:40:24

    There is now a building on the left which is since the stereo pair - is it a priest house? Check out the knick-nacks in the window!! - goo.gl/maps/brXF3

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    sharon.corbet

    • 11/Sep/2015 07:46:19

    Wallace fountains are also found all over Paris: "In the 19th century Sir Richard Wallace was a wealthy English art collector and philanthropist who lived in France. When the Franco Prussian war damaged many of the aqueducts in Paris there remained little access to clean water for many of the most needy Parisians. His solution to this problem was the erection of public drinking fountains. " This particular model was " work of art by the French sculptor, Charles-Auguste Lebourg" and made by Val D’Osne.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 11/Sep/2015 07:47:49

    Aha "The manse was built about 1880 and the Seymour Street National School in 1886. ... " from lisburn.com/churches/Lisburn-churches/lisburn-methodist.html . So before 1880 at latest.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 11/Sep/2015 07:49:10

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] So 1876-1880?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 11/Sep/2015 07:54:09

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] Except the website says "about". Someone might be able to get a firm date from old newspapers.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 11/Sep/2015 07:59:46

    "As has already been suggested no exact date for the erection of the Manse has been determined but it was probably built shortly after 1880." - from Chapter 10 - lisburn.com/books/lisburn-methodist/lisburn-methodist3.html

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    sharon.corbet

    • 11/Sep/2015 08:01:52

    The church itself was opened for worship on Sunday 21st November 1875. And cost 2700 pounds.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 11/Sep/2015 08:03:49

    Well I never ... the organ console is on Flickr ! - a WW1 memorial [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johndmcdonald/16722302289/] From an album of photos of the church - www.flickr.com/photos/johndmcdonald/sets/72157651114720868

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    sharon.corbet

    • 11/Sep/2015 09:41:21

    There are some photos of Seymour St here, showing the church at the far end.

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    MJ Citronella

    • 11/Sep/2015 13:58:42

    Thanks for this! I love stereo sets but the only ones I've come in contact with have been aerial photos of landscapes!

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    guliolopez

    • 11/Sep/2015 23:55:53

    There's quite a few images of the LeBourg fountains/scultures on Flickr. They are mainly in Paris, but there's one in LA in the US also. www.flickr.com/photos/artfan70/7161123732/

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    qpkarl

    • 29/Dec/2015 01:59:38

    LDSCF2258

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    KiloSierraDelta

    • 14/Jul/2016 00:33:11

    Street View today www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.5143888,-6.0367406,3a,75y,43.78...