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Drinking Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368898

Location: Islington, London, EC2A

County: London

District: Islington

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

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Listing Text


ISLINGTON

TQ3281NE FINSBURY SQUARE
635-1/79/1020 Drinking Fountain

GV II

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
Smith (1826-1898).
(Davies P: Troughs and Drinking Fountains: 1989-: P 80).


Listing NGR: TQ3288881918

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Description


ISLINGTON

TQ3281NE FINSBURY SQUARE
635-1/79/1020 Drinking Fountain

GV II

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
Smith (1826-1898).
(Davies P: Troughs and Drinking Fountains: 1989-: P 80).


Listing NGR: TQ3288881918

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