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Drinking Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, Camden

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Latitude: 51.5235 / 51°31'24"N

Longitude: -0.1194 / 0°7'9"W

OS Eastings: 530563

OS Northings: 182182

OS Grid: TQ305821

Mapcode National: GBR K8.B1

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.WY7Z

Plus Code: 9C3XGVFJ+96

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain

Listing Date: 11 February 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246147

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477918

Location: Holborn and Covent Garden, Camden, London, WC1N

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George Queen Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/96/717 (South side)
11/02/98 Drinking Fountain


Drinking fountain situated on a traffic island. 1870. Designed
by architect Henry Darbishire for the Misses Whiting to
commemorate their mother. Granite base with stone figure.
Raised circular plinth with 2 block steps to circular base of
rough-hewn granite blocks with round-arched niche for animal
trough at base, supporting projecting semicircular basin and
smooth granite drum surmounted by a sculptured figure of the
Woman of Samaria, in loose robes and scarf, kneeling on left
knee to fill a water jar. The drinking fountain forms a civic
group with the cast-iron railings to the Ladies' & Gentlemen's
public conveniences (qv), situated behind it.

Listing NGR: TQ3056382182

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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