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Latitude: 55.9878 / 55°59'16"N
Longitude: -4.5821 / 4°34'55"W
OS Eastings: 239022
OS Northings: 680213
OS Grid: NS390802
Mapcode National: GBR 0L.VNLK
Mapcode Global: WH3NB.LR8J
Plus Code: 9C7QXCQ9+45
Entry Name: Smollet Fountain, Main Street, Alexandria
Listing Name: Alexandria, Smollett Fountain with Lamp Standards
Listing Date: 22 July 1974
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331614
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1134
Building Class: Cultural
County: West Dunbartonshire
Electoral Ward: Leven
Traditional County: Dunbartonshire
Anderson & McLeod, 1870; renovated and cleaned 1995. Ruskinian Gothic fountain in mercat cross form. 3 tiers; blocky quatrefoil-plan base, pedestal base; squat grey granite corner columns, sandstone floreate capitals; supporting richly-carved sandstone parapet; grotesque waterspouts; SA monogram; sandstone fountain on each side; inscribed panel; inscription "erected in honour of Alexander Smollett of Bonhill by his feuers and tenants and other friends in the county to prepetuate his name as a kind and just landlord and in appreciation of valuable services rendered to the county both in the local courts and as its representative in parliament AD 1870". Founatain rises in 2 stages; clustered banded pink granite shaft supporting sandstone parapet, griffin guttae; faceted column supporting cap; lead pelican finial.
RAILINGS: modern cast-iron railings arrowhead railings surrounding fountain.
LAMPS: concrete base; cast-iron lamp standard; modern high-Victorian style lanterns.
The fountain was built to commemorate the philanthropy of Alexander Smollett, landlord and local MP.
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