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Drinking Fountain at Junction of Allsop Place and Baker Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Regent's Park, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.524 / 51°31'26"N

Longitude: -0.1582 / 0°9'29"W

OS Eastings: 527873

OS Northings: 182175

OS Grid: TQ278821

Mapcode National: GBR 87.NV

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.6YQK

Plus Code: 9C3XGRFR+JP

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain at Junction of Allsop Place and Baker Street

Listing Date: 23 July 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248603

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430308

Location: Westminster, London, NW1

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Regent's Park

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Marylebone

Church of England Diocese: London

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TQ 2782 SE
34/101 Drinking Fountain
Drinking fountain. Late C19, cleaned and restored c1989. Inscribed "Presented by
the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association". Polished pink
granite. Design resembling a baptismal font having circular pedestal with arched
niche at base accommodating rectangular dog basin, circular basin with moulded band
and centralurn with spouts. The most complete surviving example in Central London
of the Association's standard late C19 design. Founded in 1859 the Metropolitan
Free Drinking Fountain Association (Cattle Trough added 1867) provided free fresh
water to many humans and beasts at a time when ale and spirits were easier to obtain
than water and most supplies contaminated. The Christian association of water with
purity of spirit led evangelical -Victorians to become patrons of the Association
which provided a catalogue of functional designs although some wealthy patrons used
their own.

Listing NGR: TQ2787382175

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