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Drinking Fountain to West of Saltgrass Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Millfield, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9139 / 54°54'50"N

Longitude: -1.3958 / 1°23'44"W

OS Eastings: 438833

OS Northings: 557857

OS Grid: NZ388578

Mapcode National: GBR V9M.88

Mapcode Global: WHD55.JRK8

Plus Code: 9C6WWJ73+HM

Entry Name: Drinking Fountain to West of Saltgrass Public House

Listing Date: 17 October 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391642

Location: Sunderland, SR4

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Millfield

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Millfield St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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920-1/10/233 (East side)
Drinking fountain to west of
Saltgrass Public House


Drinking fountain. 1893. A gift from John Laing to the people
of Deptford to commemorate his father Philip Laing and the
founding in 1793 of Laing's shipbuilding yard. Granite column
with cast-iron basin and tap surround. Tapered square column,
on stepped square base containing semicircular niches for dog
drinking basins, has round-headed niche on W face containing
lion mask tap surround over projecting fluted basin; dates
1793 and 1893 inscribed in circles at top corners above. E
face has inscription recording gift. This fountain was
originally surmounted by a female figure, since removed. Moved
to this site from the centre of the road.

Listing NGR: NZ3883357857

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