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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
Plus Code: 9C3XGV58+X6
Entry Name: Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain Eros
Listing Date: 24 February 1958
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1265625
English Heritage Legacy ID: 424375
Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, W1J
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
TQ 2980 NE
CITY OF WESTMINSTER
PICCADILLY CIRCUS, WI
Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain "Eros"
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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