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Latitude: 51.5371 / 51°32'13"N
Longitude: -0.0397 / 0°2'22"W
OS Eastings: 536056
OS Northings: 183840
OS Grid: TQ360838
Mapcode National: GBR K2.SSY
Mapcode Global: VHGQV.8MDJ
Plus Code: 9C3XGXP6+R4
Entry Name: Baroness Burdett Coutts Drinking Fountain
Listing Date: 4 February 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1235552
English Heritage Legacy ID: 426299
Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E9
District: Tower Hamlets
Electoral Ward/Division: Bow West
Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St John of Jerusalem South Hackney
Church of England Diocese: London
788/33/10186 VICTORIA PARK E9
04-FEB-1985 BARONESS BURDETT COUTTS DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Also Known As: VICTORIA FOUNTAIN, VICTORIA PARK E9
Also called Victoria Fountain.
1862 by H A Darbyshire. Elaborate Victorian gothic with Moorish touches. The building consists of a solid octagonal central chamber surrounded by an octagonal
rib-vaulted arcade, the whole resting on a wide plinth of the same shape with a
flight of steps in each face. Dressed sandstone with inlays and features of polished stones. Ogee pointed roof of shaped slates has clock faces alternating with small windows: and vane finial. Ornamental corbel table below blocking course has inlaid polychrome patterns below and cusped round openings flanking arcade arches. These are pointed, with roll and floral mouldings, and rest on pentagonal piers whose concave inner face holds a vaulting shaft. On alternate faces of core chamber, shallow shell-headed inches hold heroic sized marble boys on dolphins who pour water from urns into wide granite basins. Small door in western face with inscription over: THE VICTORIAN FOUNTAIN.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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