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Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain Eros

A Grade I Listed Building in St James's, London

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Latitude: 51.5099 / 51°30'35"N

Longitude: -0.1345 / 0°8'4"W

OS Eastings: 529557

OS Northings: 180645

OS Grid: TQ295806

Mapcode National: GBR FD.ZX

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.M98V

Entry Name: Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain Eros

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265625

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424375

Location: Westminster, London, W1J

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Anne Soho

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2980 NE
71/73

CITY OF WESTMINSTER
PICCADILLY CIRCUS, WI
Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain "Eros"

24.2.58

GV
I
Memorial Fountain. 1892-93 by Alfred Gilbert commemorating the philanthropist Lord Shaftesbury. Bronze octagonal fountain on stepped platform surmounted by winged archer in aluminium representing the Angel of Christian Charity but always popularly identified as Eros. The sculpture of the fountain itself is of remarkable naturalistic proto-Art Nouveau invention, hence Pevsner's quotation "fishes of all kinds, and every class of molluscous and crustacean life, the crab, the lobster and such like".

Survey of London; Vol XIX.
London Volume 1 N Pevsner


Listing NGR: TQ2955780644

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