Just along from the Wellington, this small triangular piece of land in Steyne Road, visible was renovated for Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee in 2002. The water fountain commemorating Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, originally sited in the road near the Wellington – see the header image on the previous page is now repositioned here, taken from its previous position on the Salts but now only a stone’s throw from outside the hotel where it had stood.
The Jubilee memorial was erected by public subscription to commemorate the completion of fifty years of the reign of Queen Victoria in AD. 1887. The – by then rather scruffy – area was made into a formal garden. in 2002, and a sphere with “ER Golden Jubilee” was added to the fountain. The stalk supporting the sphere is the gnomon (aka pointer) for a sundial whose numbers are around you in the garden, except for a couple on the path and the “7” in the middle of the lane to the north as it reaches the junction.
Steyne Road was originally known as “Le Quayside” as it was literally on the quay, the Steyne, and fronted by the white houses in the image below.
Next, back walk away from the fountain and turn right when you reach the cottages at the end of the green. You enter Pelham Yard.