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Moore Memorial Fountain

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigton, Cumbria

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1327148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72040

Location: Wigton, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

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

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Listing Text

NY 2548 WIGTON MARKET PLACE
(Centre of) Wigton

14/85 Moore Memorial
Fountain

II

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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