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Fochabers, by Cricket Field, Fountain

A Category C Listed Building in Fochabers Lhanbryde, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6157 / 57°36'56"N

Longitude: -3.1022 / 3°6'7"W

OS Eastings: 334253

OS Northings: 858951

OS Grid: NJ342589

Mapcode National: GBR L8PL.KNL

Mapcode Global: WH6JJ.BV02

Entry Name: Fochabers, by Cricket Field, Fountain

Listing Date: 24 March 1988

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332216

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1551

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bellie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

Dated 1893. Hexagonal fountain on stepped base. Red and grey
polished granite. Facetted tapering canopy supported by 6
polished granite shafts with cusped heads. Decorative
cast-iron finial.

Statement of Interest

Fountain erected in Memory of Major Allan Wilson of Fochabers

and inscribed: '1893. Erected by the natives of Fochabers to

commemorate the heroic stand made against the forces of the

King of Matebeleland by Major Allan Wilson of this town who

with a small band of comrades fell bravely fighting against

overwhelming odds near the Shangani River in South Africa on

the 4th of December 1893.'

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