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Latitude: 51.5206 / 51°31'14"N
Longitude: -0.086 / 0°5'9"W
OS Eastings: 532888
OS Northings: 181918
OS Grid: TQ328819
Mapcode National: GBR S9.T3
Mapcode Global: VHGR0.G1CN
Entry Name: Drinking Fountain
Listing Date: 30 September 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1298057
English Heritage Legacy ID: 368898
Location: Islington, London, EC2A
Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill
Built-Up Area: Islington
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Giles Cripplegate
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ3281NE FINSBURY SQUARE
635-1/79/1020 Drinking Fountain
Drinking fountain. 1899. By J. Whitehead and Sons for Thomas
and Walter Smith. Marble and granite on stone plinth.
Mannerist style. Square plan with basins each side and with
piers supporting elaborately decorated pyramidal roof with
open circular lucarnes. The whole is covered with fine and
elaborate marble carving. The piers which are above the basin
stage are formed of grouped straight and canted pilasters in
granite and inbetween are arches beneath which hang open
strapwork. J. Whitehead and Sons were the leading commercial
masons of the period and the fountain was given by the patrons
who were of T. Smith and Co. in memory of their mother Martha
(Davies P: Troughs and Drinking Fountains: 1989-: P 80).
Listing NGR: TQ3288881918
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