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Drinking Fountain (Approximately 2 Metres North East of Children's Pond)

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5291 / 51°31'44"N

Longitude: -0.1619 / 0°9'42"W

OS Eastings: 527599

OS Northings: 182734

OS Grid: TQ275827

Mapcode National: GBR 76.T1

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.4TRN

Plus Code: 9C3XGRHQ+J6

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain (Approximately 2 Metres North East of Children's Pond)

Listing Date: 23 July 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430325

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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Description

TQ 2782 NE REGENTS PARK
24/13 Drinking Fountain (approximately
2 m north-east of Children's
Boating Pond)

II

Drinking fountain. Installed 1878 by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle
Trough Association. Polished pink granite. Hexagonal base with niche accommodating
semi-circular dog bowl; circular pedestal with circular top having 4 D-shaped inset
basins and central fluted urn with spouts. All set on an hexagonal stone ground
with 4 rectangular grey granite standing blocks for children. 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 and 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: TQ2759982734

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