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Latitude: 54.8248 / 54°49'29"N
Longitude: -3.1612 / 3°9'40"W
OS Eastings: 325491
OS Northings: 548386
OS Grid: NY254483
Mapcode National: GBR 6DCN.D7
Mapcode Global: WH6Z1.DZWN
Entry Name: Moore Memorial Fountain
Listing Date: 19 November 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1327148
English Heritage Legacy ID: 72040
Location: Wigton, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7
Civil Parish: Wigton
Built-Up Area: Wigton
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Wigton St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 2548 WIGTON MARKET PLACE
(Centre of) Wigton
14/85 Moore Memorial
Drinking fountain memorial. 1872-3 by J.T. Knowles with panels by Thomas
Woolner; inscribed THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY GEORGE MOORE OF WHITEHALL, HIGH
SHERIFF OF CUMBERLAND AD 1872, IN LOVING MEMORY OF HIS WIFE, ELIZA, WHO DIED ON
THE 4TH OF DECEMBER, 1858. Polished Shap granite; aluminium bronze panels; gilt
decoration. Square base with projecting fountain bowls on each face. Stepped
plinth and square shaft, with panel on each face representing the Acts of Mercy,
340 separate castings by Messrs Hardman of Birmingham to designs by Woolner.
Egg and tongue decorated cornice, under 4 pediments enclosing medallion busts of
Mrs Moore also by Woolner. Pyramid spire with angle decorations and each face
cut away in a foliated gilded pattern; ball and cross gilded bronze finial.
Cost £12,000. See T.W. Carrick, History of Wigton, 1949, pp161-3.
Listing NGR: NY2549148386
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